Khat

Customs agents seized 100 pounds of the leafy green stimulant khat, which was shipped in boxes marked "topographical drawings," when the package reached Philadelphia from Paris, en route to Chicago. (Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Feds Seize 100 Pounds Of Illegal Stimulant ‘Khat’ Bound For Chicago

Customs agents seized 100 pounds of an illegal stimulant headed for Chicago, when the package was intercepted at Philadelphia International Airport, because the box felt too heavy to be what the label suggested it was.

04/09/2014

Dominic Running (Cook County Sheriff's booking photo)

Man With 85 Pounds Of Drugs At O’Hare Said He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal

A Minnesota man nabbed at O’Hare Airport with more than 85 pounds of the stimulant Khat told authorities he did not know the drug was illegal.

09/02/2013

Hassan Khalif-Mohamud (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Taxi Driver Arrested On Unusual Drug Charges

A taxi driver is in custody Wednesday after investigators from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Cook County Sheriff’s office intercepted a package containing $20,000 worth a plant that causes amphetamine-like effects.

11/28/2012