$400m of heroin found hidden in Sydney


BBC | 1 November 2010 | 13:06 GMT

Australian police have intercepted one of the country’s largest shipments of heroin, with a street value of more than 410 million Australian dollars. ($400m; £250m) The drugs were found hidden in a consignment of doors sent from Malaysia bound for Sydney.

An Australian woman, her son and a man from Hong Kong have been arrested in Sydney. Commander David Stewart, Australian Federal Police, said the siezure showed a change in tactics.

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