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  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Sunday has uncovered something suspicious in the shadow of the Mosque in Hamilton - men leaving afternoon prayers and filing into a house next door for their recreational drug of choice.


    It's bags of "khat", an amphetamine-like stimulant which is classified as an illegal class C drug in this country.

    They chew it to bring on a state of euphoria and excitement.

    Several million people in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula are habitual chewers - now they're doing it in Hamilton. Sunday exposes the "khat" culture.

    CORRESPONDENT - John Hudson
    PRODUCER - Steve Butler and Jane Skinner
    CAMERA - Dave Pierce, Ken Dorman, Leander Scott-Donelan and Clint Bruce
    EDITOR - Will Kong

    there is a 6 1/2 minute news video clip embedded in the linked story

    Published: 4:58PM Sunday August 22, 2010
    Source: ONE News

    http://tvnz.co.nz/sunday-news/chewing-khat-3725330

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