I have read many stories about the use of scopolamine in Colombia and other places to incapacitate people either by putting it in a drink or blowing it in their face.
I just read another story about a drug
called "La Roche" which was allegedly absorbed through the skin when someone touched an ATM keypad in Bogota. Do you think this is for real, or just someone telling a tall tale?
Thanks for all your warm comments and your calls. I am OK feeling very lucky that a Police patrol came along just after I left the teller machine. Some 7 officers all over the street. Have no idea why but they saved me without even knowing it.
OK to the meat. I am still pretty messed up right now as my Central Nervous System is a mess. Some time ago I would like to say that I noted another street drug here in COlombia used to rob the people. Well it turns out that the drug that "does not exist" is the very one that got me. So sorry that I had to set that straight but I did. My friend at the pharmacy warned me about it and I passed it on that the thieves were buying the drugs and manipulating them into a zombie drug.
Here is the info.
OK you have Escopalamina which we all know about which can be passed in your drink blown at you etc etc.
The other two drugs that exist ehre are called "ROCHE" They are made from Psychiatric drugs Penotiazetinas which are the names of the two examins to check for them. The street name is "La Roche" this drug can be passed the same way as scopalamina but is more often passed by touching you. This happened to one person on PBH that I know of and it is not scopalamina. It is La Roche the other name for Escopalamian is "Barrachero". Back to the the La Roche drug it can be used against you by touching your arm or any part of your skin. Of course they will be wearing gloves. ALSO and this is how they got me it can be put on the keypad of teller machines and when you put in your Clave you get the drug. It took me some while for the full effect to take place so what they like to do is follow you to your house or for a while and then rob you. You lose control of your motor functions or other things can happen to you. There are many different symptoms to this. For me I was standing in the rain when my amiga came. I could not move. It is not a good feeling and right now I am having trouble typing but doing pretty well with a lot of consintration but unlocking doors or different tasks are very hard for me. I recomend you wipe off the keypad on the teller machines before you use it and be leary of anyone touching you in the street. Just keep a distance from people. Hard to do but it is OK to be a flaming asshole to people when they approach you on the street and get too close
The other thing to this drug that I did not mention is that it is often in a spray bottle. So what happens and I think what happened to me was that it was a band of people working together. I came up to the teller and there was a couple guys in line. OK so they went in and the last one sprayed the keypad down with this La Roche and then wnet and waited for me on the corner. Oh and please this is well known here and is what the police and the Docortor said if you have any doubts about it call the Toxicol at 217-9552 and ask them if it can be absorbed through the skin. Anyway so there you are in line and don't realize that the person in front of you is part of the banda and you go in and touch this kepad wet with the drug and there ya go. I was a little bit upset with the two guys across the street who laughed at me when I left the teller. At the time I was not but it was strange, later I thougt they new what happened and thought it funny, I realize now they were part of the banda. A woman came up she looked like a drug addict and said something to the guy in line behind me who I assume was also part of the banda. So they operate in groups, 4 or five people. I thought this lady very strange but I will admit my guard was down. Not sure if my guard was up I would have caught this trap honestly. Complacency is your worst enemy here. But anyway it woudl have been anyone coming along at the time since it was not set up just for the gringo but for the next person showing up. It happened to be me.
There is no cure for this all you can do is drink lot's of water and flush it out of your system, it takes about 5 days. be informed, be aware and be careful everyone."
My friends have guarded me away in my house. I guess I am some target on the street the way I am. I can't walk very well and what not so anyway here I am bored shitless. Taker easy!
Note that the well-known knockout drug Rohypnol (flunitrazepam
) is made by Roche, and he calls this drug "La Roche". Rohypnol
is a benzodiazepine
. This guy says "La Roche" is derived from "Penotiazetinas". No match in Google for that term, but he might be trying to write the Spanish translation of benzodiazepine?
I have heard of liquid carriers which can cause drugs to be absorbed through skin, whereas they normally would not be absorbed. Taken orally, the onset of Rohypnol is fast - about 15 minutes. If it can be made to be absorbed through the skin then the onset could be even faster. A couple of milligrams could be enough to affect someone.
has taken Rohypnol a long time ago, and the effects described here do not sound to him like Rohypnol. It does not cause paralysis. It just puts you to sleep.
So what do you think, is this for real, or is someone just trying to get some attention here? I am leaning toward the latter explanation. If there were a drug that could paralyze someone within minutes simply by them touching it then we'd have heard about it...seems unlikely that such a drug would have found its way into use by common street criminals in Colombia without us hearing about it elsewhere.