Australian Customs finds ephedrine drug in air cargo
19 / 02 / 2014
The drugs were discovered when the consignment was X-rayed.
Around 6.3 kilos of a white crystalline substance, turned out to be ephedrine, which is an extract from the shrubby plant Ephedra sinensis. The shrub is well known to Chinese herbalists, who call it 'Ma Huang'.
It is also used to manufacture dangerous and illegal amphetamine-type substances such as 'ice'.