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Customs officers seize opium at LAX

LAX Opium Customs officials at Los Angeles International Airport confiscated 8 pounds of opium, the second seizure of the drug at the facility in little over a week, authorities said Tuesday.

The opium, valued at $52,000, was found late last week hidden in the linings of two suitcases belonging to a 28-year-old citizen arriving from Amsterdam, the Department of Homeland Security said.

The suitcases were unusually heavy, federal authorities said, and officers found five packages wrapped in carbon paper and cellophane. The man was arrested and turned over to federal officials.

On Jan. 13, an Iranian national was arrested at LAX after officers found nearly 5 pounds of opium hidden in a false bottom of a handbag, according to federal authorities.


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Photo: Opium confiscated at LAX. Credit: Department of Homeland Security

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Yum! Too bad it bun conficsated.

Running low, in our prisons?

wow that bad in 2010 that have big promblem in 2010!!!!!!!


No joke, that chunk of drug would stimulate the economy. As crazy as it sounds... PEOPLE DIE OFF PILLS, BEER AND YES... TOBACCO TOO! Legalize all drugs dammit, we all now in 50 years liquid cocaine will be legal. Medical meth anyone?

8 pounds of opium....I would be like a kid in a candy store!



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