WORCESTER (CBS) — Federal authorities said Monday that they stopped a shipment of Ketamine that was on its way to Worcester from Italy.
U.S. Customers and Border Protection said officers made the interception on June 10 in Philadelphia. They seized a 13-pound box labeled “stainless steel bar cocktail sticks” that contained 36 metal tubes with a white substance inside. It was tested and determined to be ketamine hydrochloride.READ MORE: Are Masks Back In Massachusetts? Officials Weigh A Mandate Following CDC Guidance
Customs describes ketamine as a “dangerous substance used as a club drug and in sexual assaults.” It can distort perceptions, cause amnesia and temporary paralysis.READ MORE: Car Crashes Into Richardson's Ice Cream Shop In Middleton
Authorities said the package had a Worcester address and are continuing to investigate.MORE NEWS: Price Chopper Recalls Coleslaw, Stuffed Seafood Items