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5 Brooklyn residents among 17 arrested for alleged role in trafficking of khat

The group is accused of trafficking a drug

The group is accused of trafficking a drug known as khat from Yemen, Kenya and Ethiopia to parts of New York, Massachusetts and Ohio. (June 27, 2014 10:19 PM)

Five Brooklyn residents are among 17 people arrested as part of an alleged large-scale international drug bust.

The group is accused of trafficking a drug known as khat from Yemen, Kenya and Ethiopia to parts of New York, Massachusetts and Ohio.

Surveillance conducted in Brooklyn as part of the investigation caught two Brooklyn residents bringing in multiple boxes of khat into the Islamic...

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