Four British men arrested for record drugs haul in Australia

World | 14 Aug 2019 3:45 pm

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 today.

Authorities seized 1,670 pounds of the "highest purity" MDMA recorded in Queensland state, with a conservative street value of Aus$90 million (US$61 million).

The bust involved coordination between Australian, New Zealand and British authorities.

Vehicles and around AUS$108,000 in cash were also seized by police, Sky News reports.

Two British men aged 51 and 40 years were arrested in Australia, along with a 26-year-old Queensland man, and face charges relating to drug possession and supply. New Zealand police charged two more men from the UK, aged 60 and 49 years, after a separate linked bust of 440 pounds of methamphetamine last week. A 51-year-old woman was also arrested in Australia with connections to the syndicate.

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