Spicy weed: Qatar customs officers seize marijuana hidden among chilis

A passenger recently flying through Hamad International Airport has been arrested after customs officers found him carrying 11kg of marijuana in a bag of dried chili peppers.

Authorities gave few details about the seizure, except to say that an Asian traveler was arrested.

Eleven kilograms is enough marijuana for 11,000 one-gram joints.

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The arrest is the third significant marijuana seizure at HIA reported this month.

In early April, customs authorities found 6.4kg of marijuana concealed in dried fish and assorted nuts carried by an Asian passenger arriving in Qatar after transiting through another Gulf country.