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  1. funkyfish77
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Federal agents have seized 33 pounds of materials used to make synthetic marijuana at the UPS hub in Louisville.

    A statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection says officers seized four shipments, all from China, over the weekend. The statement says the packages were destined for various locations around the U.S.

    The seized shipments could have been used to make over 300 pounds of synthetic marijuana, according to the statement.

    An investigation is continuing.



    There is no info on what chemical was seized .

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  1. jon-q
    [imgr=white]https://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=22186&stc=1&d=1314728247[/imgr]Customs officials seize compound used in synthetic marijuana at UPS in Louisville

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 33 pounds of illegal substances at Louisville’s UPS express consignment operation over the weekend.

    The seizure included enough of a compound that could have been used to make more than 300 pounds of synthetic marijuana. Packages of Afghan incense were also seized, according to a U.S. Customs release.

    The substances were found plastic and foil bags inside four shipments originating from China and being sent to various locations throughout the country, officials said.

    Synthetic marijuana contains one-tenth of 1 percent of the seized compound known as JWH-018. The compound was developed at Clemson University in an effort to create therapeutic drugs, but it also mimics the narcotic effects of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, customs officials said.

    Developers of the compound have reported that it has not been tested on humans and could be toxic, customs officials said.

    “Using synthetic marijuana is extremely dangerous,” Steven Artino, acting customs director of field operations in Chicago, said in a statement. “You have no idea what you’re ingesting.”

    In March, the Drug Enforcement Administration issued an order to class several synthetic marijuana substances as illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.



    Chris Quay
    Courier Journal 29th Aug 2011
    http://www.courier-journal.com/arti...mpound-used-synthetic-marijuana-UPS-operation
  2. plasmadice
    Haha, the Afghan incense tipped them off.
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