Brits Arrested In Huge Australia Drug Bust
Sydney, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Aug, 2019 ) :Four British men were arrested in Australia and New Zealand in an international drugs sting that netted a record haul of potent MDMA, Australian police said Wednesday.
The bust involved coordination between Australian, New Zealand and British authorities.
"Organised crime syndicates are making significant profit at the expense of our Australian community but more importantly they are placing our young people's health at risk," Detective Superintendent Jon Wacker, of Queensland police, said in a statement.
Police said the MDMA was to be sold in pill and capsule form.
"We believe the drug would have been diluted with other agents and had the potential to make between six and 12 million capsules," Wacker added.
He said the seizure was the biggest ever in Queensland and the third-largest in Australia.
Authorities estimate that Australians consume over 1.1 tonnes of MDMA each year.