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Tokyo police inspect six stores selling herbs

May. 27, 2012 - 03:31PM JST

TOKYO —

Officers from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department have inspected six herb stores in Shibuya.

Police said Saturday there have been a string of reports of ill-health and even deaths attributed to “legal herbs” as their popularity increases. So far this year, 91 people have been taken to hospital by ambulance after smoking the herbs, police said, NTV reported.

Police said they have asked the stores to stop selling hallucinatory herbs.

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