Stay away from Devil’s Breath which has been called the World’s scariest drug! Imagine a drug that will take away your free will and make you do anything somebody tells you to? Well, unfortunately, there is! Devil’s Breath – or Scopolamine is a drug derived from the Angel’s Trumpet plant which is a beautiful flowering plant from the deadly nightshade family, native to tropical South America. In Colombia, you can see it growing everywhere…
Scopolamine, a.k.a. The Devil’s Breath
Scopolamine, a.k.a. The Devil’s Breath is a drug that eliminates free will while leaving the victim completely articulate and it is currently being dealt on the streets of Colombia. Stories surrounding 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.
VICE interviewed Demencia Black, a drug dealer in the capital of Bogota, and he said 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 as scopolamine is odorless and tasteless.
“You can guide them wherever you want,” he explained.
“It’s like they’re a child.”
Scopolamine has legitimate medical uses
Scopolamine has legitimate medical uses, including as a nausea and motion sickness drug. But put it in criminal hands and it’s the scariest drug ever. Devil’s Breath is the street name criminals use for this effective brainwashing drug with which they can gain total control over their victims. One in five emergency room admissions for poisoning in Bogota, Colombia are due to it. When someone is given scopolamine, they will gladly hand over their wallet, and take the robber to the ATM to give them more. The tiniest overdose will send the victim into cardiac arrest.
Scopolamine has also been used by various countries’ secret police as a truth serum. In 2009, it was proved that Czechoslovak communist state security secret police used scopolamine at least three times to obtain confessions from alleged antistate conspirators. Because of a number of undesirable side effects, scopolamine was shortly disqualified as a truth serum.
If you have some time, the Vice documentary below is super interesting and scary. Vice correspondent Ryan Duffy heads to Bogota to find out more and to meet the people wielding it for ill-gotten gains.
Caution: Contains strong language and drug scenes.