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Customs agents at LAX seize chemical used for 'date rape' drug
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Los Angeles International Airport discovered nearly three gallons of a chemical used to make the "date rape" drug.
A plastic jug containing Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL), a strong intoxicant used as a precursor of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), was found in a container arriving from China.
Smugglers tried to disguise it with a bogus label. The estimated street value of the seizure is $1,414, officials said.
GHB is a central nervous system depressant that can render a victim incapable of resisting sexual advances.
Under certain doses, it can make a person pass out or even die.
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