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Police make mammoth drug bust worth almost $400 million

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Police have made a major drug bust, seizing almost $400 million of ice that had been smuggled into the country.

In late 2018, NSW Police, WA Police and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission launched Strike Force Ferguson to investigate an international criminal drug trafficking network.

Last month, Australian Border Force officers pinpointed a shipping container at a Sydney facility which was declared to be full of clothing.

Officers took it apart, finding 500 packages of white crystals stashed in six of the 10 pallets.

It turned out to be more than half a tonne of the drug ice, with a street value of $375 million.

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Police pounced yesterday, arresting four men – aged 33, 35, 36 and 55 – at Hurstville and Wolli Creek.

Three have been refused bail and will appear in Sutherland Local Court today.

Assistant NSW Police Commissioner Stuart Smith and Police Minister David Elliott will address the media with more information today.

 

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