Paris police arrest 3 people who used Jedi mind trick drug ‘devil’s breath’ to rob victims

woman blows dust from under Creative CommonsA 42-year-old Chinese woman, a 59-year-old Chinese woman, and a 56-year old man were arrested by police in Paris after they victimized people for months by using scopolamine, popularly known as “devil’s breath,” a mind-altering drug that makes people compliant with any suggestion or command given to them. The three individuals are believed to be part of an international gang similar to or possibly linked with the Triads.

Devil’s breath is derived from the Colombian plant known as Angel’s Trumpet. The three perpetrators targeted dozens of mostly elderly victims on the streets of Paris since the spring of this year by blowing the drug in powder form into the faces of unsuspecting victims while passing them on the street. Then the thieves were able to get the victims to take them to their valuables and hand them over without any questions or resistance because the drug put them in a hypnotic state.

Authorities suspect their thefts could number in the millions of dollars, including one victim who lost €100,000 in cash and other valuables. The two women were nabbed at a metro station entrance after being identified by an associate of one of the victims. The man was arrested later after police did a raid of the women’s hotel room. Arrests have also been made in China and South Korea.

The drug has a long history of being used as a truth serum by the CIA, the Nazis, and the Soviet Union, not only making its victims compliant but also rendering major hallucinations as a side effect. In the mid-to-late 1990s, it was used to cut heroin and led to an epidemic of overdoses. Thiamine teamed with naloxone are thought to counteract its mind altering effects and benzodiazepines are believed to control seizures it may cause.

Incidents such as this are a reminder of the type of world we live in and these thieves, undoubtedly, are under the influence of the original, Master Thief. Thank God not only for physical remedies to counteract mind altering substances, but also for Paul’s constant reminders of spiritual antidotes as we navigate our fallen world, such as 2 Timothy 1:7 where we are told we not only are given a spirit of love, but also a spirit of power and a sound mind. This spirit of power includes the abilities mentioned in Mark 16:17-18 so that if we unintentionally take in a poisonous substance, it will not harm us if we exercise faith. God’s spirit, according to Luke 10:19, also gives us power over all the power of the enemy, including his attempts to make us submit to mind altering drugs.

Ephesians 5 also points out the importance of walking “circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise.” This means being alert and aware of our surroundings, both physical and spiritual. But how can we know we possess such things in our covenant-contract signed in Jesus’ blood unless we take the time to read and study the fine print of his word?


Michael Franco, Arrests made over zombifying drug known as ‘devil’s breath’, Yahoo News, September 3, 2015.

Henry Samuel, Three arrested in Paris over ‘devil’s breath’ drug that turns victims into willing ‘zombies, London Telegraph, September 1, 2015.


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  1. This happened to me. It’s real. It’s not some Johnny Quest, Scooby Doo rubbish.

    To preface I went to the NYPD. Unfortunately, in NYC there are literally no documented accounts so the NYPD looked at me like I was an octopus with 12 extra tentacles.

    I went to a gay bar in Jackson Heights. I ordered a Jack and coke. Drank it. Ordered a second Jack and coke. Felt the need to hit the bathroom so I asked the bartender to watch my drink. Went downstairs to the bathroom. Came back up. Tasted my drink. Literally, the rest is an instant black out of memory.

    There is no time to ask for help. There’s is no ability to say “I feel funny”. There is no going in and out of dizziness. Your memory receptors are immediately closed off.

    10 hours later I woke up in my bed and $500 missing from my bank account.

    When I was at the bar there were literally only 12 people inside, including staff.

    This was a visually nice bar, but in the Latin neighborhood of Jackson Heights Queens – not some cover charge, pricey club in Manhattan.

    I went into the bar around 10:45pm and by midnight there were no more memories to be had.
    From 12 midnight to 10am the next morning – nothing.

    There was one cop who believed me, but he said the case would only survive as a grand larceny case, not a SVU drugged case.

    The detective that took over immediate accused me of concocting the entire event because “you people want the world to solve all your problems” and further elaborated that I was most likely a drunk who needs to be in AA.

    Believe it or not, I’ve probably have had no more than 8 alcoholic drinks the entire year of 2015.

    This is part of the nightmare after the fact.

    Blood and urine samples do not give a positive for scopolamine. In fact, many roofies, date-rape drugs or mickeys do not show up in general toxicology reports due to the ever evolving sophistication of these drugs and their specifics. Also, once one has their first urination after being drugged, the drug evidence has left the body.

    The best test for scopolamine is a hair follicle sample.

    My victimization happened on 8/28/2015. I have reached out to, The Gay & Lesbian NYPD & Community Liaison, and LAMDA Legal to help me – and this is primarily just to deal with the NYPD.

    I may not get my $500 back.

    But to be further victimized or feel victimized after putting forth a claim is just another nightmare I was never expecting.

    New York City… Be on alert. This drug is real and oh so dangerous.


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