U.S. Seizes 46 Pounds Of ‘date rape drugs’ From China

Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Louisville, Kentucky seized 46 pounds of what are commonly referred to as “date rape drugs” in a package originating from China.

The illicit package was destined for Los Angeles, California before CBP intercepted it, and it included two jugs containing 23.5 pounds of Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) and 22.9 pounds of 1,4-Butanediol, according to a CBP press release.

“These chemicals are very dangerous,” Thomas Mahn, Port Director, Louisville, said in a statement. “Our officers see shipments like this every night, and every night they stop these dangerous products from reaching its final destination. Our officers do an outstanding job of keeping us safe.”

The DEA classifies GBL as a List I chemical under the Controlled Substances Act, which means it’s regulated as an addictive narcotic.

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