Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Scopolamine and Burundanga become weapons of crime in Ecuador BY: SAMUEL LAY

Scopolamine and Burundanga become weapons of crime in Ecuador

On a regular day thousands of people go walking in the streets and receive fliers from people advertising their products. Others go to department stores and try on new perfumes and others help tourists in the street finding the addresses they are looking for. Now, would you ever consider all these actions as life risking things? As a matter of fact, they are. This is thanks to two drugs that are becoming famous in the robbery world, Scopolamine and Burundanga.
Scopolamine and Burundanga are tropane alkaloid drugs. They are extracted from plants such as Henbane and Jimson Weed and other plants that are event to be found in backyards of houses. Producing these drugs is fast and its access is easy. Perhaps this is the reason why, according to a local newspaper, the use of Scopolamine for committing crimes in Ecuador increased by a 45 percent in 2011.
Crimes involving the drugs include robbery, rape and kidnapping. You don’t necessarily have to inject the drug into your system. Just by simply touching it, spraying a certain amount on your skin or breathing it you may be exposed to delirium such as disorientation, loss of memory, hallucinations, and more:

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