Yes, this title is a bit sensationalized, but I'm taking it right from the news source where I found the story: "Paris police have seized two Chinese women and a man on suspicion of using a powerful Colombian drug known as 'the devil's breath' to turn people into 'zombies' devoid of free will and rob them."
What? What does that even mean?
It sounds absolutely ridiculous, but actually, the substance is a real thing. It was used as a truth serum in the past, and is also known as scopolamine. It's a well studied drug administered for motion sickness, but all drugs can do dangerous things in high dosages. The documentary above by VICE goes into a bit more backstory on this drug, though its a bit sensationalist, too.
But really, this article is all sensationalism: Zombies? "Trip"? Scopolamine induces delirium at high dosages. It's not something that turns you into a zombie. News coverage of anything related to drugs tends to take on this wonderland approach to things, when really, the scheme was targeted at elderly people who were being convinced to inhale drugs they thought had medicinal properties. Ambien or Xanas could have been used to similar effect.
But hey, if zombies is what's going to sell the news story (and get you to open this card), so be it.