10/01/2007

Pa. police seize shipment of the narcotic khat

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By Valerie Russ
Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Philadelphia police have made their first seizure of the drug khat, a narcotic plant that is popular in East Africa and the Saudi Arabian peninsula.
 

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Undercover narcotics cops on Wednesday seized 740 pounds of khat that was being delivered to an East Falls address, said Lt. Frank Vanore, a police spokesman. The value of the drugs has been put at about $148,000.

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