Norfolk law enforcement makes big drug bust

POSTED: 8:41 PM Nov 15 2013   UPDATED: 10:13 PM Nov 15 2013
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NORFOLK, Va. -

Law enforcement in Norfolk, Virginia have seized hundreds of dollars worth of a drug typically found in the Middle East.

Over the last two weeks, Hampton Roads Border Security Task Force seized 500 kilograms of khat at the port in Norfolk.

Officials acted on a tip and intercepted the drugs from a mailing facility.

Khat is a drug made from a scrub found in East Africa and Arabia.

The drugs are estimated to be worth more than $250,000 dollars.