World’s Scariest Drug (Documentary Exclusive)

World’s Scariest Drug (Documentary Exclusive)


[INTRO PLAYING] RYAN DUFFY: Welcome to
Bogota, Colombia. We’re here chasing after the
most dangerous drug in the world, burundanga. Burundanga is the source of
scopolamine, which is basically like the worst roofie
you can ever imagine times a million. You’re at the whim of
suggestions like, hey, take me to your ATM. Hey, come with me to
the hotel room– while you’re completely
conscious and articulate. Apparently there is a lot of
different parts of the plant that are a bit dangerous,
possibly a bit fun, depending on what you’re into. So we’re going to be looking
for the tree, talking to people who’ve had experience
with it, and seeing if we can find some of the actual
drug ourselves. [MUSIC PLAYING] RYAN DUFFY: So the deal with
burundanga is that it pretty much eliminates your
free will. So you’re awake and
you’re articulate. And to anyone else watching
you, it seems like you’re perfectly fine. But you’ve completely lost
control of your own actions. So you’re at the whim
of suggestions. And that’s how people take
advantage of you. I’ve heard a bunch of different
stories really running the gamut. Some of them sound like campfire
horror stories you’re told when you’re growing up. Stuff like, waking up in a
bathtub with an organ cut out and a sign saying, you
have five hours to get to the hospital. We’ve of course also heard
that it’s used as a date rape drug. We heard one particularly
chilling story where a guy was taken back to his apartment,
woke up the next morning in an empty apartment completely
confused as to what happened. Went down and said to his door
man, you know, why is my apartment empty? What happened? The doorman said, well, you
brought it out with two of your friends last night. All your stuff, you loaded
it into a van. And the guy was like, why
in the hell would you let me do that? And he was like, because
you told me to. So that’s kind of the stuff
we’re dealing with here, complete elimination of free
will while still acting which is pretty much the scariest
shit I can imagine. [PLAYING MUSIC] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: Columbia’s
basically fucked. They had the longest running
guerrilla war in all of Latin America. They’ve essentially been at
civil war for 60 years. And really if you think about
it, they’ve never not been at war since they gained their
own independence. Other fun facts about Colombia,
definitely not from the Board of Tourism, include
the fact that one in every three kidnappings in the world
happen right here in Colombia. And as we all know,
it’s the cocaine capital of the universe. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: Now the borrachero
tree, which by the way roughly translates to drunken binge
tree, is indigenous to the Northern Andean region. That includes Colombia, and
Ecuador, Venezuela. But the scopolamine is really
only used by the criminal element here in Colombia. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: So despite the
insane homicide rates, the kidnapping, the narco
trafficking, the civil unrest, and everything else going on in
here in Columbia, we can’t seem to find a Colombian who’s
more scared of anything than falling asleep under the
borrachero tree. [MUSIC PLAYING IN FOREIGN
LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: So far I’m
really into Columbia. I showed up. Beautiful women ordered
me dinner. And it’s fantastic. And they ordered a bottle
of whiskey to the table. I might not go back. [MUSIC PLAYING] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: So it’s not
something that is popularly done down here then? RYAN DUFFY: Really? Not at all? [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: Do you know people
that have been given burundanga? Do you have a cousin of
a friend of a cousin? [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: We’re here at the
Botanical Gardens on the outskirts of Bogota. We’re going to go see if we can
figure out what this plant actually looks like. [MUSIC PLAYING] RYAN DUFFY: Those right there
are the flowers that we’ve heard a lot about. And you can kind of put those
in a tea and you’ll hallucinate. You can also take the root down
there, put that in a tea. And again, you’ll hallucinate. And then there’s the cacao,
which kind of looks like the mini coconut of sorts. That has the seeds inside. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: They actually just
crack the thing right there. And then this is where
the seeds are. I mean, that’s where everything
comes from, right? SANTIAGO STELLEY: Yeah. That’s what they use to actually
make the scopolamine. RYAN DUFFY: You’re
in business. The most dangerous drug
in Colombia and arguably the world. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: The coke, at the end
of the day, I mean, with its obvious pitfalls and
dangers, is recreational. SANTIAGO STELLEY: Yeah. RYAN DUFFY: Whereas there’s
nothing at all recreational about what can be
made with this. It’s a distinctly criminal
element. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: The irony of sorts
is that it’s beautiful. It’s a very nice plant. And smells very nicely. I’m enjoying this right now. SANTIAGO STELLEY: Seems quite
Colombian all-in-all, very beautiful and very dangerous. RYAN DUFFY: This is pretty
much the symbol of Columbia isn’t it? If you didn’t know what you were
looking for, you’d walk right by and go, that’s
a pretty flower. Maybe I’ll pick it and
give it to my mom. But that would be
a real bad idea. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: So now we’re
here at the National University of Columbia. And we’re going to go talk to
Dr. Miriam Gutierez who heads up the toxicology department
here and apparently is an expert on scopolamine. We’re going to try and chat
with her a bit about what actually happens when someone’s
exposed to the drug. And try and figure out what
this whole zombie thing really means. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [MUSIC PLAYING] RYAN DUFFY: Scopolamine is by
no means a modern revelation here in Columbia. The indigenous people in this
area have had a whole bunch of uses for the drug. For example, when a chieftain
died, all his assorted females, wives, mistresses,
what have you, they had to go as well. Now that could be a bit
of a dicey process. But what better way to shore
things up than to slip them some scopolamine and suggest
they walk into a grave. When they did, they
were buried alive. In modern times, there’s a
whole litany of fucked-up people who’ve been using
scopolamine for their benefit. For example, in the 1930s and
’40s, Josef Mengele had the drug imported from Columbia to
Germany to use in some of his interrogations. More recently, the CIA tried
to use the drug in the ’60s during the Cold War as sort
of a truth serum. The problem with all of this is
that in addition to a whole lot of truth, there’s a good bit
of hallucination involved. We’re in a cab right now heading
over to the southern part of the city. We’re going to meet with
officials at the Bogota City Police Department. What we’re hoping to figure out
is a little bit more about how the burundanga gangs work. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [MUSIC PLAYING IN FOREIGN
LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: So it seems like a
lot of the worst scopolamine stories that we’ve heard
start and end at places just like this. And the next thing we’re able to
get from someone is, I woke up on a park bench day and a
half later, without my clothes on, without any money,
whatever it is. This drug has always been kind
of inextricably linked to sex in some way or another. From its earliest uses, to
eliminating a lingering mistresses, to fallen
chieftains, to its eventual use in easing the pain of
childbirth, to the stories we’re hearing on the streets
today about prostitutes giving it to unsuspecting johns, or
about men turning women into prostitutes by suggesting they
go and earn some cash. It always seems to come back to
sex in one way or another. And it always seems to start
at places like this. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [MUSIC PLAYING] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: So, so far we’ve
heard a lot of stories about burundanga. But we’d like to get a
little bit closer. So we’ve asked some of our
Colombian friends to put us in touch with someone who has an
experience with burundanga. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] RYAN DUFFY: No idea. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [MUSIC PLAYING] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [MUSIC PLAYING] RYAN DUFFY: Oh, my God. That better be the scariest
drug I ever see in person. RYAN DUFFY: Don’t let go
of that fucking thing. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [MUSIC PLAYING] SANTIAGO STELLEY: Are
we done with it? RYAN DUFFY: I’m fucking
over it, dude. After all this– SANTIAGO STELLEY:
Into the sewers? RYAN DUFFY: Anywhere but here. Not bummed to see it go, I’ll
tell you that much. Like when I first got here I
was super interested in it. And it was like this
novelty thing. I’ve heard enough stories,
man, that I’m just not fucking into that. It’s not funny at all. FEMALE SPEAKER: Make sure you
throw away those gloves before you put them around anywhere.

100 comments

  1. this is so inaccurate it covers nothing about the action workings of scopolamine i have some rn and can say that it might be a problem for colombia but literally nowhere else. the closest place you will find it is a datura tree in a old hippies backyard or presription sea sickness tablets

  2. Logan Crowe of Seymour Tennessee was a needle junkie who enjoyed shooting up in the Hospital parking lot for fun he will be sorely missed

  3. Nah

    This shit ain't scary

    The scariest is

    tobacco

    Even if you know it's dangerous, you still use it.
    That's the scariest, it has already taken over human society ages ago, that we no longer view it as danger.

  4. It would be interesting to know if scopolamine also works so strong, that if you give it to someone, and give him a gun and tell him to blow his brains out, so it looks like suicide, that he gladly would do it with no hesitation…?

  5. Hello TO ALL OF YOU: Unfortunately, your testimony is false.:

    "Claims that hyoscine is commonly used in crime have been described as "exaggerated" or even implausible.[47] Powdered hyoscine, in a form referred to as 'Devil's breath' does not 'brainwash' or control people into being defrauded by their attackers but these alleged effects are most likely urban legends.[48] Nevertheless, the drug is known to produce loss of memory following exposure and sleepiness, similar to the effect of benzodiazepines or alcohol poisoning."

    Taken from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyoscine#Overdose

    THE DRUG IS ACTUALLY HARMLESS compared to alcohol and benzodiapines.

  6. It’d probably be near impossible to act or appear sober, anticholinergenics are one of the most intense trips imaginable. Could you rob someone without them realizing, yes. Will they act sober instead of dancing around in a nightmarish, fever-dream like trip, probably not.

  7. This chemical would easily of been used thousands of times by the evil elites to blackmail and entice new members of their satanic cult to give up information on who they are and what they know.

  8. These reporters thinking they have to go into the jungle to find this drug while it’s in the flower 🌸 of the trees in town and all over the city !!! This is a dangerous flower 🌺 but more dangerous are the people who use it to rob and hurt other people !!! 😔😔😔😢😢😢😭😭😭💀💀💀

  9. He flushes it down toilet in the end, and now all the fish and marine life have to suffer; and the people who eat seafood get it too… it all bioaccumulates over the lifetime of the living being.

  10. that drug dealer's total demeanor changed between when he exited the vehicle and came back He definitely got fucked up on something lol.

  11. Brugmansia Solanales Arborea, u find this in Europe too, black witches (Brucheria) used that in ancient history, some of them till today

  12. Thé Man dont buy scopolamine this is cocaïne 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  13. I know that the guys with them who scored them the drug cant be trusted. Its very obvious hes trying to trick the man! Haha

  14. These guys are just strolling through hell , no problem just chatting with demons of the underworld.
    What could go wrong?
    Just making a video.

  15. Here in Chile people grow those trees for decoration, they are pretty common. Sometimes teens will steal flowers and make the tea with it, only silly teens do it because everyone says it the most horrible trip ever and that it feels horrible. I didn't know that's were they get burundanga from.
    I bet that if you asked if they know of people doing "floripondio" for recreation instead of asking if they do "burundanga", they probably would've said yes, it's pretty common.

  16. What!!! I can see these plants all around our hometown. We call it "Dhatura". I had no idea what was I playing with in my childhood!!!!!

  17. Scopolamine is a prescribe medication is many countries. It is a potent anti-nausea medication used by people who cannot get nausea control by any other medication. Why did he have to go to Columbia to get it? Was it to get a different part of the plant? Or just the unadulterated source? Either way, this video has just given lots of slimy people the knowledge that a routinely prescribed medication can cause victims to do whatever they’re asked to but look perfectly fine.

  18. I think, this durg is being used for suicide bombers as well. Give them the drug and tell them to blow up yourself. That's very evil.

  19. I love it how the dealer is quite normal and functional before meeting his dealer and right after he's rolling balls XDDD

  20. They have this tree 🌲 growing in the sides of the road down there. They need to burn 🔥 all of those 👿devil soul snatching trees down. They should make it a death 💀 sentence to own or be in possession of the tree or it’s parts. Have any part of a chemical containing the substance of that tree. Because the only reason a person would have this is to do evil deeds. Anyone could fall victim to that shit. No one is safe until they exterminate it.

  21. The prostitute openly said that we use his drug to rob ppl on this video without hiding her face n lvoice and didn't get into any trouble!

  22. …they did that guy dirty his face is barely blured at some places. I could figure out who that mf was if I knew him.

  23. WTF we have that plant growing everywhere in Malaysia, even in my backyard because the flower smells pleasant, almost like vanilla and it’s beautiful to look at. Anyone have any ideas on how it is processed, for educational purposes that is !

  24. There's a lot of great stories here, but I wish they educated more about it. He mentioned it's a tree you find everywhere over there, that makes it even scarier that we still don't know how easy or difficult it is for people to process it until it can be used to drug people. Also when they went to the institute or something I was hoping they tell us more of how it works and all. He says you can make it into a tea. If it's that accessible and that easy to use and that dangerous I find it hard to believe that they hadn't taken drastic measures.

  25. "The victim do not recall anything". Victims are telling us every detail of their stories. There must be something broken here.

  26. Mmmmk. Well that's 3 countries I have no interest in visiting ever. Fuck that. Go to a bar for drinks and end up getting killed with this shit or robbed of everything you have. Sounds like quite the vacation.

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