Brits nabbed in record Queensland drugs bust

World | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 15 Aug 2019

Four British men were arrested in Australia and New Zealand in an international drugs sting that netted a record haul of MDMA powder.

Authorities seized 766 kilograms of the highest purity MDMA recorded in Queensland state, with a conservative street value of A$90 million (HK$577 million).

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

Police said the MDMA was to be sold in Ecstasy pills.

Two British men aged 51 and 40 were arrested in Australia, along with a 26-year-old Queensland man, and face drug charges.

New Zealand police charged two more men from Britain, aged 60 and 49, after a separate linked bust of 200 kilograms of methamphetamine last week. A 51-year-old woman was also arrested in Australia.

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