Foreign Intelligence Briefing #403: “Devil’s Breath”, The World’s Most Dangerous Drug

Vice takes us to Bogota to check out “The Devil’s Breath”, a South American flowering plant that, when treated chemically in a way similar to cocaine, creates Scopolamine, a drug that renders (when it doesn’t kill) one outwardly sober but incapable of resisting the will of others.

The first few days in the country were a harrowing montage of freaked-out dealers and unimaginable horror stories about Scopolamine. After meeting only a few people with firsthand experience, the story took a far darker turn than we ever could have imagined.

Fascinating and horrifying. Three cheers for no thanks.

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  1. Been growing this beautiful plant for years. Victoria parks department features it in gardens all over the city. Maybe this explains the hypnotic effect of the city.

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