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Huge Shipment of Khat Seized in Guangdong

Posted: 06/23/2014 5:54 pm

khat bustGuangzhou customs recently announced that they have seized 2,069 kg of smuggled drugs since October of last year. As impressive as that is, it pales in comparison to the recent one-day haul made by Huangpu custom agents who say they have seized a shipment of khat that weighs an amazing 3,531 kg, reports the Dongguan Times.

If you’re unfamiliar with khat, which is also known by the names “Arabian Tea” or “Bushman’s Tea”, the Guangzhou police want you to be aware that this drug is equivalent to heroin and has a euphoric high that lasts for two days.

Described as relatively new to China, the emergence of khat is troubling to local law officials because the drug looks like amaranth greens when fresh, and like dried tea leaves when dried.

READ: Meet the New Drug on the Streets of Guangzhou: Khat, the “Arabian Tea”

Khat received lots of attention recently when it was reported the drug was being packaged in orange drink powder packages with cartoon images on the front.

Khat is considered a way of life for some cultures though it is considered a prohibited substance in countries like the USA and the UK. The World Health Organization does not consider khat to be seriously addictive.

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Photo: Dongguan Daily Report

  • The master of none

    this will be the dodgy weed i mentioned before, the 70% business the Nigerians are bringing into China. (without a CRC for the dealers)

    You can find photos on wechat and momo of young Chinese girl students happily bagging up the said substance surrounded by Nigerian drug dealers.
    Plenty of photos of Chinese girls skinning up at University. You only got to stand outside a Chinese university to spot the obvious going on.Lets face it black stands out in a sea of yellow.

    Its the new “cool” for the naive in China.

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