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More Than 122 Pounds Of Khat Found In FedEx Package

Last updated on Sunday, March 3, 2013

(INDIANAPOLIS) - More than 122 pounds of Khat, an illegal, amphetamine-like stimulant, was seized at the Indianapolis FedEx facility Friday.

Customs and Border Protection officers found the drugs hidden in computer parts during a routine inspection of the international air freight arriving from Great Britain, according to a release.

The shipment, which weighed 122.83 pounds, was heading to Wisconsin.

Khat is similar to tobacco and is chewed for a stimulant effect, causing a state of euphoria and elation. It also causes an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, according to a release.

No arrests have been made at this time.

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