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Police Seize Almost Half a Tonne of MDMA Concealed Inside Mincing Machines in Sydney

2018-10-08 06:14
Australian Federal police made three arrests and seized 496 kg of MDMA from a shipping container in Sydney on Saturday, October 6. After the container’s arrival from Turkey at Port Botany on Friday, September 28, Australian Border Force (ABF) found concealed packages of MDMA inside four industrial mincing machines during screening. The consignment was then allowed to undergo a controlled delivery to its intended address in Auburn. On Saturday, AFP and ABF officers searched two businesses in Clyde and arrested three men, 24, 27 and 29. Additional searches were executed in Guildford, Auburn and Elizabeth Hills on Sunday. The arrested faced court on Sunday and were charged with a number of counts relating to the import and acquisition of commercial quantities of drugs. AFP Detective Superintendent Kirsty Schofield said that the amount of MDMA could have made over 1.7 million pills, at a street value of more than $57 million. Credit: Australian Federal Police via Storyful