In 2010, Exit received its first report of the availability of Nembutal in the tourist resort town of Playa del Carmen. Sandy wrote:
On my recent trip to Playa del Carmen we visited 5 or 6 shops and were always turned away; I was about to give up when the driver said he knew of one other place. I don’t remember the name of the pet store but it was on the outskirts of town. It was just a hole in the wall.
I told the owner I had a large dog with Displazia and he was sympathetic and produced a 100 ml bottle of Barbital which I purchased for about US$40.
I already have a test kit from Exit International which I will use when the time comes. The bottle, though, is sealed correctly, fresh from the factory. I will keep it in a cool, dry place until needed - if it is needed.
I cannot thank you enough for all of your help and your book. I am 83 years old and I live now with a great sense of relief.
By December 2015, another traveller, Ted, had a more unproductive time in this tourist town.
I went to Playa Del Carmen - didn’t go to the vets but to the drug dealers on the tourist street - they rejected me too, one guy tried to make me pay in advance and scam me. They were not aware of this drug and only interested in selling coco/ weed/prostitutes, i.e. fun.