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In this picture taken on June 8, 2021, "John", who asked to use a pseudonym, a British man working in financial services who has lived in the city for 16 years, poses in the popular entertainment district Wanchai near a bar where he became the victim of what has been dubbed a "Devil's Breath" attack -- technically the nickname for the powerful anti-nausea drug scopolamine but in this case used more as a catch-all descriptor, during which 2,570 USD (20,000 HKD) was stolen from his bank account. - A spiked drink, a puff of dust, missing memories, and an empty bank account. Hong Kong's entertainment district Wanchai has been battered by a coronavirus driven collapse in tourism and as times get desperate several men have seen their night out turn into a nightmare. - TO GO WITH AFP STORY HONG KONG-CHINA-VIRUS-HEALTH-CRIME,FOCUS BY JEROME TAYLOR (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY HONG KONG-CHINA-VIRUS-HEALTH-CRIME,FOCUS BY JEROME TAYLOR (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images)

In this picture taken on June 8, 2021, "John", who asked to use a pseudonym, a British man working in financial services who has lived in the city for 16 years, poses in the popular entertainment district Wanchai near a bar where he became the victim of what has been dubbed a "Devil's Breath" attack -- technically the nickname for the powerful anti-nausea drug scopolamine but in this case used more as a catch-all descriptor, during which 2,570 USD (20,000 HKD) was stolen from his bank account. - A spiked drink, a puff of dust, missing memories, and an empty bank account. Hong Kong's entertainment district Wanchai has been battered by a coronavirus driven collapse in tourism and as times get desperate several men have seen their night out turn into a nightmare. - TO GO WITH AFP STORY HONG KONG-CHINA-VIRUS-HEALTH-CRIME,FOCUS BY JEROME TAYLOR (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY HONG KONG-CHINA-VIRUS-HEALTH-CRIME,FOCUS BY JEROME TAYLOR (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images)