sassafras oil


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sassafras oil

[′sas·ə‚fras ‚ȯil]
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On August 29, police arrested a 26-year-old man in Pursat province for transporting 977 kilograms of sassafras oil stored in the bottom of his truck.
Sassafras oil processing plants are typically located beside streams because they need water for the distillation process.
A 2007 directive issued by the Ministry of Health increased penalties for sassafras oil production and distribution to two to five years in jail, plus fines.
On August 19, 2009, Conservation International (CI) reported that Forestry Administration officials seized 2,600 liters of sassafras oil. The oil was found in barrels below a false bottom of a dump truck driven by 27-year-old Vietnamese man.
The dual use chemical, Safrole, (sassafras oil from which Ecstasy can be produced) is not produced in Vietnam, but it is imported into Vietnam for re-export under controls to third countries.
The potential for diversion of sassafras oil into clandestine MDMA production remains an area of concern for DEA.
However, one precursor of concern to DEA that has historically been produced in large quantities in Vietnam is sassafras oil. This precursor to MDMA production is no longer produced in Vietnam, but it continues to be imported into Vietnam for re-export to third countries.