Customs, AFP seize more than a tonne of MDMA valued at $145 million


By Charles Pauka

Australia’s largest drug haul this year has resulted in more than a tonne of crystal MDMA withheld from entering the community and two men facing life behind bars after an Australian Federal Police (AFP) operation in Sydney in the past 48 hours.

Two Polish nationals, aged 28 and 29, will face Parramatta Local Court today (Saturday, 15 October 2016) charged with serious drug importation offences following the seizure of 1.2 tonnes of crystal MDMA (ecstasy), which has an estimated street value of $145 million.

The investigation commenced on Wednesday, 12 October 2016, as a result of intelligence received and working collaboratively with the Australian Border Force.

On Thursday night (13 October 2016), the AFP executed a search warrant on a storage facility at Hornsby, NSW, where police located a consignment of aluminium rollers that had arrived in Sydney from Europe on Monday, 15 August 2016.

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This story first appeared in Transport and Logistics News.

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