Drugs valued at $260 mn seized in Australia

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Sydney, Dec 14 (IANS) About half a tonne of drugs hidden in car bonnets were seized and two persons were arrested in a major drug bust in Australian capital Sydney, police said on Friday.

Border authorities intercepted the crystalline methamphetamine drugs, also known as ice drugs, from car bonnets in November, Xinhua news agency quoted police as saying.

Nearly 5,000 packages were seized, with the drugs estimated at a street value of more than 367 million Australian dollars ($265 million), said the police.

Police arrested two men, aged 17 and 19. They face maximum life imprisonment sentences.

–IANS

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