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In May 2003, we received information that the drug Scopolamine was being used in Child Pornography operations in British Columbia. Additional information strongly suggests that Scopolamine is currently being used in a wide variety of criminal activities within the province. According to intelligence sources, 'Blackmail' is one of the more common 'criminal' uses for this drug.

Scopolamine is commonly referred to as 'burundang' or 'the voodoo drug'. It is extracted from the flowering pods of the Datura Arborea tree in Columbia, South America. The tree itself is popularly known as the 'borrachero'. In its processed form, Scopolamine is a light yellow, tasteless, odorless powder.

When administered intoxication occurs almost immediately. Complete amnesia occurs while the subject/target is under the influence of the drug. The subject/target is totally unaware of their condition.

It is well documented that Scopolamine causes both amnesia and a zombie-like trance in which the subject/target follows all orders. When properly administered, this drug causes absolute obedience without being obvious to others.

Dr. Camilo Uribe, head of Bogata Columbia's toxicology clinic and leading expert on Scopolamine says, "It's like chemical hypnosis." In the July 03, 1995 edition of the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Uribe further is quoted as stating, "When a patient (of U.S. date-rape drugs) is under hypnosis, he or she usually recalls what happened. But with Scopolamine, this isn't possible because the memory was never recorded".

In Brief, Scopolamine interferes with the transmission of nerve impulses and depresses the central nervous system causing memory retention to be nonexistent.

Because Scopolamine completely blocks the formation of memories, unlike most (date rape drugs), it is virtually impossible for child and adult victims to ever identify their assailants or describe the crimes they have been subjected to.

The chemical formula for Scopolamine is the same as Cocaine - C17H21NO4. The two compounds have the same molecular formula but different structural formulas which accounts for the different effects.

Scopolamine is identified as being used in a variety of criminal activities including; rape, pornography (adult and child), abduction, robbery and murder.

Scopolamine powder is readily soluble. The most common and effective method of delivery is by adding it to food and drinks. Over the last couple of years Scopolamine has been identified as being commonly mixed with Cocaine and Heroin.

Scopolamine has escaped the boundaries of the intelligence community. It is no longer contained to Special Operations and Black Ops. It is now readily available on the street for any criminal element to exploit.