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.

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

  1. laura west on May 16th, 2012 8:03 am

    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.

  2. rr on May 16th, 2012 11:57 am

    Horrible