THe guardian reports on Priti Patel urging review of date-rape drugs after Reynhard Sinaga case

Reynhard Sinaga, 36, is believed to have used GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid) to incapacitate dozens of young men before raping or sexually assaulting them in his flat in Manchester city centre.

Patel urged the independent Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to review current controls of the drug. She said: “Sinaga committed truly sickening crimes and it is right that he has been sentenced to life imprisonment. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to his victims and my gratitude to the police and prosecutors who worked on this case and put him behind bars.

“I’m deeply concerned by the use of illegal drugs like GHB to perpetrate these crimes and have asked the independent Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to expedite a review looking at whether our controls for these drugs are tough enough.”

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