Described as the worst roofie imaginable, but a thousand times worse, Scopolamine or Burundanga is a Colombian street drug, used to induce a trance-like state. The drug eliminates the free will of the victim, but keeps them in a lucid and mobile state while they withdraw money from the ATM, liquidate bank accounts or empty their homes of possessions. They retain little memory of the event after handing over everything they have in the world to strangers.
Take a firsthand look at the drug in action, in a video produced by Vice in Colombia. Scopolamine literally grows on trees in Colombia, but is a little difficult to refine because of delicacy and tendency to kill in small doses.
- In the book Devil’s Breath, a Colombia girl describes in a fictionalized account her conquests with Burundanga.