The Irish holiday maker, 27, claims that he was sprayed with & # 39; the scariest drug in the world & # 39; – called Devil & # 39; s Breath – who put him in a & # 39; cooperative zombie & # 39; changed before he was robbed by the woman on Tenerife
- David Nelson, from Bray in County Wicklow, was attacked during his vacation on Tenerife
- Scopolamine erases memory and turns the victim into a zombie who wants to do everything
- Engineer, 27, had the phone, watch, and bracelet taken before she brought it to ATM
An Irish holiday maker was sprayed with & # 39; the world's scariest drug & # 39 ;, turned him into a zombie who was willing to do what his attacker wanted before he was robbed.
David Nelson, from Bray in County Wicklow, was on vacation in Tenerife when he was dosed with Scopolamine, known as the Devil & Breath.
Scopolamine, which also wipes the memory of the victim, can have consequences for you because you are just sprayed in your face.
The engineer, 27, was on a night out when he lost his friends and a woman, described as being between 20 and 30 with curly hair, tried to seduce him, reports the Irish Independent.
David Nelson, from Bray in County Wicklow, was on vacation in Tenerife when he was dosed with Scopolamine, known as the Devil & Breath (file photo)
He told the Irish Independent: & # 39; I remember very few things after being sprayed. My phone was taken, gold watch, bracelet, € 600 from my wallet and I was then taken to an ATM and the girl proceeded to take what she could from my Irish and Swiss bank accounts until the cards dropped. & # 39;
Nelson added: & # 39; I had never heard of this drug, I am sure many others have not. Even on the first night of my trip a man chased me and was very persistent that me and my friend smelled the weeds he was trying to sell.
& # 39; Only after what happened to me did I realize he might have gotten me so far that I tried to breathe in the scent coming from Devil's Breath. & # 39;
Scopolamine is made from Borrachero trees in Colombia and is used throughout the country to help sexual predators and robbers.
The odorless powder is blown into people's faces, which after inhalation can cause victims to lose their memory, free will, and even in high enough doses.
Scopolamine, made from Borrachero trees in Colombia, can cause victims to lose their memory, free will, and even in high enough doses, even kill (file photo)
The drug, also called Burundanga in his native Colombia, is almost undetectable because it disappears from the bloodstream in two to six hours and can only be found in urine samples within 12 months.
This makes it extremely difficult for victims to prove that they got it – because they don't remember anything and it is not traceable in their system.
According to the National Institute for Health and Clinic Excellence (NICE), small doses of the drug are used to treat nausea and more serious conditions such as cerebral palsy and Alzheimer's disease.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) warns British tourists in Colombia and Ecuador of & # 39; criminals who use scopolamine to subject their victims & # 39; but there is no warning for visitors to Tenerife.
The Soviets and the CIA reportedly used it as a truth serum during the Cold War, while Auschwitz & # 39; Angel of Death & # 39; Joseph Mengeles allegedly had it imported from South America for his own use.