4 UK men arrested in huge Australia drug bust

Some of the 766kg of MDMA powder seized in Queensland. Police estimate it could have made up to 12m pills. QUEENSLAND POLICE
Some of the 766kg of MDMA powder seized in Queensland. Police estimate it could have made up to 12m pills. QUEENSLAND POLICE

CANBERRA – Six people including four British men have been arrested in Australia and New Zealand in one of the region’s largest-ever drug seizures.

Australian police said the bust was connected to a UK-based organised crime syndicate which supplied highly pure methamphetamine and MDMA powder.

Drugs with an estimated value of A$90m (£50m; $61m) were seized in the state of Queensland.

The drugs could have made up to 12 million ecstasy capsules, police added.

Queensland Police said it was the third-largest MDMA bust in Australia’s history and the drugs were the “highest purity” ever seized in the state. (BBC)

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