Some 17 people were found in an "catatonic." "They suffered vomiting and lack of toilet training," they reported.

About 17 people were found by police in Cordoba in a spiritual complex in the mountains under the influence of ayahuasca, a powerful natural hallucinogen used by Native American communities.

The police operation took place at the Foundation's Emilio, a self-Natural Therapy Centre located in Sugar Loaf, according to the portal Rosario 3.

According to police sources, people had consumed ayahuasca "to find spiritual content." Ayahuasca is a hallucinogen used by communities in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Brazil.

"They suffered vomiting and lack of toilet training. They were in a catatonic state in a trance, almost semiconscious. Some were surrounded by buckets to make their needs, "said an official in charge of the operation.