27 July 2006

Now Comes the War on Khat

For those of you who don't know what khat is, it's a leaf that is chewed for a mild buzz. Having traveled to the Near East, I knew this stuff existed and was in pretty common use (it seems to fit the slot tobacco does here), but I didn't know it is illegal in the U.S. (and I'm not sure why).

I also didn't know there was an entrenched ring of khat smugglers who bring the stuff to the U.S. until the government announced this bust.

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