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Drugs worth 27 mln USD seized in Sydney

02-10-2012 10:27 BJT

SYDNEY, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Illegal drugs worth more than 25 million AU dollars (26.92 million U.S. dollars) have been seized in Sydney's north and a man believed to be a principal of a major drug distribution network has been arrested, New South Wales (NSW) police said on Friday.

Police said they raided a storage unit at Artarmon in Sydney's north, seizing a large quantity of heroin and drug ice hidden inside juice boxes earlier this week.

The first batch of drugs were found in a raid on Tuesday.

Police arrested a 43-year-old man when he attended the storage units on Thursday.

Following the arrest, police searched further storage units and a number of homes, banks and a food importation business venue at Glendenning in Sydney's west.

Police officers then seized the remainder of the drugs. "All the drugs seized to date, totaling almost 70 kg, will undergo drug analysis," NSW Police said in a statement on Friday. "Additionally, more than 300,000 AU dollars cash (323,040 U.S. dollars), an extensive range of jewelry and valuable securities were seized."

Detective Chief Superintendent Mal Lanyon said this was a major win for the NSW Police Force in its continued efforts to target illicit drugs. "The drugs seized by Strike Force Taipan officers to date have an estimated potential street value of more than 25 million AU dollars (26.92 million U.S. dollars)," Lanyon said.

"The person that we're putting before the court today is a principal of the syndicate and I expect that there will be further arrests forthcoming," Lanyon told reporters on Friday.

"We believe the drugs had been imported from Iran and we continue to work with our partner agencies to identify the source of those drugs," he said.


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: Xinhua

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