Jameson Lopp drew consideration to scopolamine robberies in Colombia, warning Bitcoiners to not go to the nation with non-public key entry.
The co-founder of the Casa custody platform mentioned the nation is on observe to develop into the worldwide heart for bodily assaults on Bitcoiners if present patterns persist.
“If the pattern continues, I count on that Colombia might develop into the #1 hotspot for bodily assaults on Bitcoiners as a result of prevalence of Scopolamine, a drug that makes victims compliant.”
Bitcoiner saves his cash, regardless of drugging
Lopp linked an archived submit from the r/Colombia subReddit detailing the account of a Bitcoiner on trip within the nation.
The sufferer described being befriended by a “taxi driver,” who took him to events. Through the partying, the Bitcoiner mentioned he blacked out and was unable to recall what occurred from that time.
Regardless of that, he remembered giving the taxi driver ” the code of the home and the cellphone with my bitcoin and my code.” A overview of digicam footage confirmed he was additionally within the firm of two prostitutes.
He reported shedding $600 money, stolen from his lodging, and his cellphone containing a crypto pockets with an undisclosed stability. Nevertheless, he thought it becoming to say that he was not sure whether or not the wrongdoer was the taxi driver or the prostitutes.
Fortuitously, the sufferer had one other cellphone containing the identical pockets. Mixed with the wrongdoer’s crypto-ignorance, he was in a position to save his Bitcoin by transferring the funds to a different handle utilizing his second cellphone.
“The taxi driver was silly and didnt perceive crypto excellent. He thought that he has all my bitcoin if he know solely the pin however I managed to take it again.”
Scopolamine – “the satan’s breath”
In Colombia, scopolamine is colloquially generally known as “the satan’s breath,” so known as, as a result of it steals your soul. The drug is derived from the “borrachero” shrub, which is often present in Colombia.
It may be administered transdermally, respiratory by being blown into the face, or by way of ingestion similar to by spiking meals and drinks. As soon as within the system, it induces “zombie-like” results that play out as docility, lack of free will, reminiscence loss, hallucinations, unconsciousness, and even demise at excessive sufficient doses.