It’s a Colombian drug that can wipe your memory, block your free will and even it can kill you. The drug’s real name is scopolamine, an anticholinergic drug derived from a number of trees native to South America.
The drug when used can turn you into a zombie that is ready to do whatever perpetrator wants. In an attempt to learn more about the mysterious underground drug, Vice’s Ryan Duffy flew down to South America to interview those who deal the drug as well those who’ve fallen victim to it.
The scopolamine can completely wipe your memory that when you wake up in the next morning you will remember nothing. Dangerous part of the drug is that it is colorless, odorless and acts very quickly. Stories run rampant throughout Colombia of people being raped, having their bank accounts emptied, or even willingly giving up an organ.
“They go out to party and then wake up two or three days later on a park bench,” said Maria Fernanda Villota, a nurse at San Jose University Hospital in Bogota, which receives several scopolamine victims every week. “They arrive here without their belongings or their money.”
VICE’s Ryan Duffy went to Colombia to check out the strange and powerful drug.
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