12:35 PM, September 11, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:37 PM, September 11, 2018

1,600kg 'Khat' seized at Dhaka airport

Khat. File photo

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has seized 1,600 kilogrammes of Khat, a new psychoactive substance (NPS) drug, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka.

The consignment of the NPS that came from Ethiopia through Foreign Post Office was recovered from the cargo unit, said Sharmin Jahan, assistant commissioner of CID.

Tipped-off, a team of CID’s Serious Crime Squad seized the consignment, she said. The drug, that looks like green tea and is ingested by dissolving in water.

Earlier on August 31 and September 8, 460kg and 160kg consignments of similar substance were seized by the customs officials.