Vegas cab driver arrested in African drug raid.

Halkaan ka akhri

Authorities say a Las Vegas cab driver from Somalia has been arrested for allegedly pushing 161 pounds of an increasingly popular psychoactive drug from Africa.

Hassan Abdullah Omar faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and trafficking after police seized nearly $96,000 worth of Khat (cot) from his home in west Las Vegas on Tuesday.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that police also seized $6,900 from Omar’s home during the search.

Khat is a flowering shrub native to northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula that’s ingested by chewing its leaves.

The 46-year-old Omar has lived in the United States since 1992.

Source: Las Vegas Sun

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