Abu Dhabi: A Kuwaiti national guard officer has been arrested for dealing in Gamma, commonly referred to as a “club drug” or “date rape” drug, and Shabu, a drug methamphetamine used in Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, local media reported.
Acting on a tip-off about an Egyptian resident who allegedly dealt in drugs, the General Administration of Criminal Investigation in Mubarak Al Kabeer Governorate monitored the man and seized a small amount of Shabu and a transparent liquid substance.
Upon interrogation he informed the security officers about the Gamma narcotic and that he was buying it from an officer with the rank of first lieutenant in the National Guard.
The accused was monitored for days before he was arrested. The police seized three liters of Gamma narcotic, and a variety of psychotropic substances.
Upon interrogation, the officer reportedly admitted that he was importing the drug from abroad. The duo were moved to the public prosecution for trail, police said.
Gamma is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant that is commonly referred to as a “club drug” or “date rape” drug. Victims become incapacitated due to the sedative effects of Gamma, and they are unable to resist sexual assault. In 1990, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory declaring Gamma use unsafe and illegal except under FDA-approved, physician-supervised protocols. In March 2000, GHB was placed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.