Australian police have seized more than 240 kilograms of cocaine worth some A$84 million in what is being described as the fifth-largest such seizure in the nation’s history, Sky News reported on its website.
The cocaine was found in paving stones moved in shipping containers from Mexico, the report said.
As part of a police operation, the cocaine was replaced and the shipment was delivered to a warehouse near Melbourne before the paving stones supposedly containing the drugs where separated from real paving stones, the report said. The shipment was then allegedly moved to Sydney where it was delivered to a home, Sky News said.
Four men have been arrested and charged, the Australian Federal Police said in a news release.
Bloomberg Sky News: By Iain Wilson - Jul 12, 2010
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Australian Federal Police Seize 240 Kilograms of Cocaine