TWO men have been charged with importing 6000 ecstasy tablets hidden in books from the Netherlands.
Australian Federal Police arrested the men today when they executed search warrants on their homes in the Melbourne suburb of Bulleen.
Two men, aged 40 and 45, were each charged with aiding and abetting the importation of a commercial quantity of ecstasy.
Both face maximum penalties of life imprisonment or fines of up to $825,000, or both.
Police allege the men arranged for 3000 ecstasy tablets to be sent in a package of books from the Netherlands in November, to an address in southern Queensland.
Police intercepted the package, which they allege contained 6000 tablets.
The 45-year-old man has also been charged with attempting to import a marketable quantity of cocaine.
The charge relates to two alleged unsuccessful attempts to import parcels of cocaine from Columbia between June and September this year.
Both men appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court today and have been remanded in custody to appear at the same court on April 3 next year.