French campaign will warn clubbers about ‘rape drug’

Paris: France’s hotel and nightclub industry has launched a PR campaign warning of the dangers of the ‘date-rape drug’ GBH.

The Union des Métiers et des Industries de L’Hôtellerie (UMIH), the organisation for the French hotel and nightclub sector, is warning members of the dangers of GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate).

It is estimated that thousands of women have been raped, but are unable to prove it, after GHB, which is odourless, colourless and tasteless, was placed in their drinks, with all traces of the drug, and the memory of the event, wiped out within a couple of hours.

UMIH president André Daguin said: ‘We’ve decided to take the bull by the horns to attempt to put a stop the growing practice,’ adding that leaflets would be handed out at the entrance of nightclubs, in which clients are told ‘not to lose sight of their drinks’.

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