Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ethopian cafe owner arrested in major khat bust

The leafy substance was shipped in boxes labeled "green tea" from the United Kingdom, police said. The source told police that 15 to 20 boxes were delivered three or four times a week. The informant provided cardboard packaging that contained the "green tea" label with a clear plastic bag containing khat residue that had been found in the trash, documents said. The officers learned that the business was about to receive a shipment of khat from two overseas locations in March. Investigators obtained a warrant to open five packages addressed to Shuremu at a U.S. postal facility before the boxes were delivered to the Diradawa cafe. Read more...

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