If you have ever found yourself strangely addicted to noodles at a restaurant in China, that's because there's a good chance you were drugged. A restaurant owner in Shaanxi province recently admitted to the authorities that he has been lacing noodles with poppy buds.

The poppy buds often have the remnants of drugs like codeine and morphine. The restaurant owner was passing the noodle dish off by saying it had "special" seasoning.

The Shaanxi bust is part of a much larger problem in China of restaurant owners using drugs in their food. Several restaurant owners in Shanghai have been arrested by authorities for using drugs like morphine in soup and Narceine in a crayfish dish. 

From 2008-2012, opiate cultivation in Asian countries has been rising steadily


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