Skip to comments.Feds Uncover Sophisticated Drug Smuggling Ring ( Khat from Somalia )
Posted on 03/23/2011 8:46:00 PM PDT by george76
Drug Travels From Africa To Indianapolis In 48 Hours.
Most residents of Indianapolis, including many in the law enforcement community, have never heard of the drug called khat...over the past three years, hundreds of pounds of the drug have been sold on the streets of Indianapolis, mostly to people of African descent...
Khat is a plant that grows plentifully in east Africa, specifically in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Users chew the leaves of the plant to release a compound called cathinone, which is considered a "schedule 1" amphetamine and hallucinogen under U.S. law... traffickers used cell phones and sophisticated code to smuggle the drug from Africa to the United Kingdom, then to the United States and finally Indianapolis.
The smugglers used UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal system to move shipments of khat into Indianapolis
(Excerpt) Read more at theindychannel.com ...
I know of one of its citizens that is acting like it has had too much khat over the last 2 years.
Diversity, isn’t it wonderful.
I can’t wait till we meet the aliens from
the planet MOngo, with their fantastic
mind altering clysters.
Bottom line, they'll get away with it on multicultural and religious grounds.
You can smuggle a physical product over wireless? Who knew?
I remember the newsmedia going on and on about poor Somalia yelled at the TV at the time to Poppy Bush - Don’t go there!
It sounds like a cross between coca leaf and cannabis.
Sophisticated and Somalia in the same sentence? Color me stunned.
Anyhow, why is khat such a big deal and caffeine not?
Caffiene isn’t a drug. It’s a dopamine inhibitor blocker. Your body’s own dopamine is the drug.
The men sit around a table, chew khat, drink tea, and plan big things. Kinda like a middle east version of Kentucky meth heads in a debate. Same dental results too.
Khat is in the Celastraceae family. There aren't many medicinal or euphoric plants in that family that I know of.
OK, they chew the stuff and it makes their breath stinky, rots their teeth and makes them stupid. How would you tell the difference?
Caffeine readily crosses the bloodbrain barrier that separates the bloodstream from the interior of the brain. Once in the brain, the principal mode of action is as a nonselective antagonist of adenosine receptors. The caffeine molecule is structurally similar to the aglycone of adenosine, adenine, and is capable of binding the adenosine receptors on the surface of cells without activating them (an "antagonist" mechanism of action), thereby acting as a competitive inhibitor.
During the Battle of Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down), the Somali fighters were all high on Khat.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
So Boise has been infiltrated as well. Disgusting. Well, you’ve joined the ranks of Columbus, Minneapolis and Lewiston, Maine as being infected by the absolute bottom of the barrel subhumans on the planet.
It is sort of like low grade speed combined with a marijuana buzz. You have to chew a whole shrubbery to get high. I tried some when I was on vacation in Yemen.
Pity the poor fool who mistakes poison oak for this.
Khat? Please. Not much different than chewing tobacco.
Wasn't it Minneapolis where a Best Buy circular last year or the year before wished Muzzies a Happy Yak Shaving Day, or somesuch raghead holiday, during Thanksgiving weekend? We're not that bad yet, but Comrade Bieter is doing his damnedest to turn us into Portland or Seattle, Jr.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
I was thinking it might make a nice ornamental around the foundation of the house but I’m not sure I want the elk buzzed up on a speed and pot-like high.
The reddish stems and new leaves do give it that look. LOL
It was discovered by a shepherd that noticed his sheep were acting really strange, so . . . (wait for it) he decided to try eating whatever the sheep were eating. Dumb. It grows about 6 feet high. I don’t think it has a particularly attractive shape for landscaping. I’m a little surprised at its use here in the US, though, because it has to be freshly picked to get the buzz. It needs a high altitude volcanic soil to grow. I hiked through qhat terraces in the mountains of northwest Yemen on my vacation so I’ve seen a lot of it. You can probably get something that looks similar at Home Depot.
In her book InfidelAayan Hirsi Ali had a great comment about Somali men in the Netherlands always giving excuses about not being able to do anything yet she said they always seemed to have fresh Khat.
A.k.a. “qat” (drive your Scrabble opponents crazy).
I use that one all the time in Scrabble... it really comes in handy.
Oh, how great Diversity is!
Every third world cesspool overflowing onto Main Street USA sucking up tax dollars and creating the craphole here that they left back home.
The Socialists are dangerous morons, I am not against immigration, but why not ASSIMILIATE them in small numbers and not let them go straight on welfare?
Because the vote Democrat, that’s why.
Yes it’s correct. Adenosine is the dopamine inhibitor.
Cocaine (benzoylmethylecgonine) (INN) is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. The name comes from "coca" in addition to the alkaloid suffix -ine, forming cocaine. It is a stimulant of the central nervous system, an appetite suppressant, and a topical anesthetic. Specifically, it is a serotoninnorepinephrinedopamine reuptake inhibitor, which mediates functionality of these neurotransmitters as an exogenous catecholamine transporter ligand. Because of the way it affects the mesolimbic reward pathway, cocaine is addictive.
“chewing khat is like taking low-grade speed”
Why are the skinnies so gosh damn lazy? The speed freaks
I used to see were hyper and productive, at least.