27/11/2015

Revenue Officers Seize Khat At Dublin Airport

Revenue officers have seized 53kgs of khat worth an estimated €26,000 at Dublin Airport.

Khat is a flowering plant native to East Africa and South Western Arabia. It contains a monoamine alkaloid called cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant, Khat is a controlled drug for the purpose of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 and Schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1988.

The drugs were discovered concealed in the baggage of a 47-year-old Italian national who was travelling from Addis Ababa.

He was arrested by An Garda Síochana and investigations are continuing.

(MH/CD)

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