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Norfolk law enforcement makes big drug bust

Published On: Nov 15 2013 08:41:07 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 15 2013 10:13:48 PM EST
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NORFOLK, Va. -

Law enforcement in Norfolk, Virginia have seized hundreds of dollars worth of a drug typically found in the Middle East.

Over the last two weeks, Hampton Roads Border Security Task Force seized 500 kilograms of khat at the port in Norfolk.

Officials acted on a tip and intercepted the drugs from a mailing facility.

Khat is a drug made from a scrub found in East Africa and Arabia.

The drugs are estimated to be worth more than $250,000 dollars.