Scopolamine Devils Breath

Scopolamine Devils Breath

Authored by Pin Ng

Edited by Hugh Soames

Reviewed by Philippa Gold

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Scopolamine Devils Breath

Scopolamine Devils Breath has been labeled as the world’s scariest drug. It isn’t a drug many people have knowledge about compared to other hard-hitting substances such as cocaine, heroin, or meth. Yet, Scopolamine Devil’s Breath is extremely dangerous and used in very different ways to the previously mentioned substances.

Due to the legend surrounding its dangers, there are people who do not believe Scopolamine Devil’s Breath exists. In fact, they consider the drug and its effects on the mind and body to be something of an urban legend. However, there is nothing made up about the effects of Scopolamine Devil’s Breath.

Many of those people who have belittled its effects on the mind and body have suffered devastating consequences once being dosed with the drug.

What is Scopolamine Devils Breath?

You may have heard stories of people traveling to Central and South America or Southeast Asia and being robbed, raped, or assaulted after being put into a trance-like or Zombie-like state. These events occur and Scopolamine Devil’s Breath is behind it. What started out as a paralyzing/mind-altering drug in just a few places is now making its way around the world.

Scopolamine Devil’s Breath is a substance that is blown into the face of an unsuspecting person, soaked on a business card given to tourists, or even put onto an ATM machine’s buttons.

Once the substance touches the skin or face, it incapacitates the victim, putting them into a zombie-like state. The person has no control over their actions which leaves them at risk of assault, robbery, sexual abuse, and street crimes. A person is even at the risk of having their homes robbed, bank accounts completely emptied, and in some extreme cases, body organs removed to be sold on the black market.

Many people believe these stories to be ridiculous. How could a drug do this? The simple answer is that it does happen.

Scopolamine Devils Breath comes from the flower of the “borrachero” bush. It is commonly found in Colombia, the South American country in which the drug first became prominent. The seeds are powdered and go through a chemical process using a liquid known as “burandanga”. The borrachero bush has been used for centuries by native South Americans for spiritual rituals.

The substance leads to hallucinations, scary images, and a lack of will power. Amnesia and memory loss are likely to occur. Victims have no memory of the incidents and cannot recall how they were attacked or emptied their bank accounts. Due to memory loss, the police may not believe the victim’s story.

What does Scopolamine Devils Breath do?

Criminals are now using Scopolamine Devil’s Breath to spike drinks or food at restaurants. What used to be a criminal walking up to a tourist on the street to ask for directions and blowing Scopolamine Devils Breath into their face has turned into something even more devious.

While Devils Beath is the world’s scariest drug; Scopolamine is considered an essential medicine by the World Health Organization (WHO). Scopolamine was first discovered by German scientist, Albert Ladenburg, in 1880. Despite its isolation in the late 19th century, Scopolamine is believed to have been used in herbal medicines and ceremonies dating back to prehistoric times.

Over the course of the last century, Scopolamine has been used for medicinal purposes in products for:


  • Motion sickness
  • Seasickness
  • Nausea/Vomiting experienced by post-op patients
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal spasms


Scopolamine is needed by the medical community and patients suffering from these types of issues. However, in the wrong hands, it has devastating effects on unknowing people. It isn’t just travelers and tourists that have been dosed with Scopolamine Devil’s Breath. An increase in cases worldwide shows individuals living in cities such as Hong Kong and Paris are being dosed with the drug.

How strong is Devils Breath?

The effects of the drug are extremely strong. Individuals have no control over what they do and suffer memory loss. In some cases, a person’s memory can be jogged, but it may take days or longer for that to occur – if it does at all.

The United State’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) previously used Scopolamine to interrogate suspects. In 1922, it is reported that the CIA “experimented” with the drug while speaking to individuals about crimes.

Other governments around the world have experimented with the drug as well. It has been used as a truth serum and in 2008, it is claimed the Czech Republic’s government sanctioned experiments using Scopolamine.

Crimes involving Devils Breath

As a weapon, the drug’s use started in Colombia. According to research, Colombia has up to 50,000 criminal assaults per year related to Scopolamine Devil’s Breath. These crimes are against tourists and locals alike. Remarkably, 20% of the emergency room visits in Bogota, the country’s capital, are due to Scopolamine poisoning. Of those suffering from Scopolamine poisoning, 70% of them are robbed of their money and/or possessions.

While being robbed is scary, more and more crimes are being committed to kidnap and sexually assault people after dosing them with Devil’s Breath. In 2012, the US Department of State and the Government of Canada issued advisory warning to tourists over the possibility of being targeted by criminals using Devil’s Breath.

Many of the stories of criminals dosing male victims with Devil’s Breath often describe attractive, young women being used to target them. The men are often believed to be wealthy by the criminals making them an easy mark.

There are plenty of individuals that believe Scopolamine Devils Breath to be a Colombian problem. However, over the last decade, the drug has been used to dose victims in cities around the globe. Oftentimes, these crimes go unreported.

In 2015, three criminals were arrested in Paris after using Devil’s Breath to rob elderly people. The criminals blew the powder into the victims’ faces. Once dosed, the victims were taken advantage of while in a zombie-like state.

Scopolamine Devils Breath has plenty of critics claiming the drug cannot “zombify” victims. However, with 50,000 poisonings per year in Colombia and more people being dosed with the drug around the world annually, it has become a drug sought-after by many criminals. Devils Breath is certainly the world’s scariest drug.


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