A hazardous drug that eliminates free will and can wipe the memory of its victims is currently being dealt on the streets of Colombia.
Scopolamine, famously known as "The Devil's Breath" is derived from nightshade plants that has a remarkable ability to wipe its victims memory clean, so that the next day there is no recollection of what transpired while under its influence.
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.
A drug dealer in the capital of Bogota, said the drug is frightening for the simplicity in which it can be administered.
He said 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.
‘You can guide them wherever you want,’ he explained. ‘It’s like they’re a child.’
In fact, one gram of Scopolamine is similar to a gram of cocaine, but later called it ‘worse than anthrax.’
In high doses, it is lethal.
One Colombian woman said that under the influence of scopolamine, she led a man to her house and helped him ransack it
The man allegedly 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.
She took the man to her house and helped him gather all of her belongings, including her boyfriend’s cameras and savings.
In ancient times, the drug was given to the mistresses of dead Colombian leaders – they were told to enter their master’s grave, where they were buried alive.
How dangerous is it?
The US State Department warns that scopolamine can render a victim unconscious for 24 hours or more and in large enough doses can cause respiratory failure and death. It advises tourists travelling to Colombia to be aware that criminals often use the drug to rob their victims in night clubs and bars.
To see the negative effects of this plant, watch the actual video here.