Australia's fifth largest heroin seizure in Sydney west

10:06, November 01, 2010      

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said on Monday, AFP made the fifth largest heroin seizure in Australian history, and 168 kilograms of heroin were confiscated, three people were arrested in Campsie in Sydney's west on Saturday.

AFP said 168 kg of heroin -- with a potential street value of more than 400 million AU dollars -- was discovered in Sydney in a shipping container sent from Malaysia.

The drug was discovered by Customs and Border Protection Officers who x-rayed 295 doors and found 24 packages of white powder inside the cavities of nine of them.

A 55-year-old Campsie woman and her 28-year-old son have been arrested along with a 33-year-old man from Hong Kong.

The mother is due to appear at Sydney's Central Local Court on Monday.

"This importation is the fifth largest in Australian history," AFP Commander David Stewart told reporters.

Once the heroin had been cut, it would be worth upwards of 410 million AU dollars (404 million U.S. dollars) on the street, he said.

Source: Xinhua


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