Almost £13 million worth of the dance drug ecstasy has been uncovered inside a van after its driver was stopped for a random breath test.
Seven boxes of chemical glassware used to make drugs when the van was stopped outside the town of Quirindi in New South Wales, Australia.
Two men, both 27 and from Sydney, were charged with possessing drug manufacturing apparatus and were granted bail after appearing in court on Wednesday.
Haul: The ecstasy tablets had a street value of $19.7million and were found hidden inside the van
But a forensic search of the van, which was travelling on the Kamilaroi Highway when it was stopped at around 2pm on Wednesday, today uncovered 43lbs of MDMA, the drug used to make ecstasy tablets.
The two men were tracked down again and re-arrested on charges of manufacturing and supplying a prohibited drug.
One was at Tamworth airport, awaiting a flight to Sydney. He has been charged with manufacturing a commercial quantity of MDMA and supplying a prohibited drug.
He was refused bail and will reappear in court on February 14.
The second man turned himself in at Cronulla police station on Friday.
He has also been charged with manufacturing a commercial quantity of MDMA and supplying a prohibited drug, refused bail and will appear on the same date.
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 12:48 PM on 20th December 2010
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Officers find 43 lbs. of MDMA