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Chinese Noodle Vendor Admits to Spiking His Dishes with Opium

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... in an effort to make his food truly addictive.

These noodles presumably do not contain opium.
These noodles presumably do not contain opium.
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A noodle vendor in China was detained by police after he admitted to adding powdered poppy plant — the substance used to make opium — to unsuspecting customers' dishes. A local paper reports the chef told police he "added it to his food to make it taste better and to improve his business"; he was caught after a customer tested positive for the drug at a traffic stop.

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