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Forty bottles of hot sesame oil shipped by air from Hong Kong last September were found to contain around 8 kg of a liquefied stimulant dyed red, police said Wednesday.

The substance was described as a kakuseizai stimulant, the main ingredient of which is amphetamine or methamphetamine. The shipment was made by express mail to Narita airport east of Tokyo. When synthesized into powder the stimulants would have had a street value of ¥700 million, the police said.

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