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120kg 'Khat' seized at HSIA

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UNB, Dhaka :
Officials from the Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) once again seized 120 kilograms contraband Ethiopian cannabis, also known as 'Khat', from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here on Friday.
The sized consignment was supposed to reach here from Ethiopia on Wednesday by an aircraft of Etihad Airlines, said DNC Additional Director (Intelligence)NazrulIslam.
But, it reached here on Thursday and the DNC officials detected it at the Foreign Parcel section of Cargo Unit at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday morning, he added.
The DNC seized the drug, "New Psychoactive Substance" (NPS) having some similarity with 'green tea' in look, for the first time in the country on August 31.
They also arrested one Nazim in connection with the recovery of the contraband item, Nazrul said.
CID and Customs officials also seized several consignments of the drug from the airport and GPO recently.

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