The Most Dangerous Drug in the world: 'Devil's
Breath' Chemical From Colombia Can Block Free Will, Wipe Memory,
and Even Kill
drug that eliminates free will and can wipe the memory of its victims
is currently being dealt on the streets of Colombia.
The drug is
called scopolamine, but is colloquially known as 'The Devil's Breath,'
and is derived from a particular type of tree common to South America.
the drug are the stuff of urban legends, with some telling horror
stories of how people were raped, forced to empty their bank accounts,
and even coerced into giving up an organ.
Danger: 'The Devil's Breath' is such a powerful drug that it
can remove the capacity for free will
Ryan Duffy travelled to the country to find out more about the powerful
drug. In two
segments, he revealed the shocking culture of another Colombian
drug world, interviewing those who deal the drug and those who have
fallen victim to it.
a drug dealer in the capital of Bogota, said the drug is frightening
for the simplicity in which it can be administered.
He told Vice
that Scopolamine can be blown in the face of a passer-by on the
street, and within minutes, that person is under the drug's effect
- scopolamine is odourless and tasteless.
'You can guide
them wherever you want,' he explained. 'It's like they're a child.'
that one gram of Scopolamine is similar to a gram of cocaine, but
later called it 'worse than anthrax.'
In high doses,
it is lethal.
It only takes a moment: One drug dealer in Bogota explained how
victims are drugged within minutes of exposure
One Colombian woman said that under the influence of scopolamine,
she led a man to her house and helped him ransack it
The drug, he
said, turns people into complete zombies and blocks memories from
forming. So even after the drug wears off, victims have no recollection
as to what happened.
told Vice that a man approached her on the street asking her for
directions. Since it was close by, she helped take the man to his
destination, and they drank juice together.
guide them wherever you want. It's like they're a child.'
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