Khat drug ring sting by police

12:23 07 May 2012

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Police have made four arrests as part of a clampdown on the smuggling of khat from Britain.

Lelah Ali, 45, Hersi Farah, 47, Sharrif Ali, 45, and Warsame Nur, 42 were held along with three others after officers swooped on homes in London, Coventry and Cardiff last week.

They were quizzed as part of a police probe into the illegal exportation of khat to the US and Canada where it is a controlled substance.

The four suspects will appear in court tomorrow to face a conspiracy charge relating to the alleged mislabelling of parcels being sent from the UK.

Yesterday, Adrian Wall, 49, Liiban Nursharif, 30, and Daud Ali, 40, were brought before Westminster Magistrates’ Court, also accused of a conspiracy charge.

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