25 Kilograms of Heroin Worth $4.5 Million Seized by Customs & Border Protection in Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia (News4us.com) March 30, 2011
Customs and Border Protection officers have seized an estimated 25 kilograms of heroin with a potential street value of $4.5 million.
On 20 March 2011 Customs and Border Protection officers at the Sydney Container Examination Facility examined a shipping container declared as kitchen and hardware items.
Customs and Border Protection officers found 26 cardboard boxes containing a large number of bolts. Upon further inspection, officers found a white substance concealed within the bolts.
Initial testing of the substance indicated the presence of heroin.
Further forensic testing will be undertaken to confirm the exact weight and
purity of the substance.
The matter has been referred to the Australian Federal Police for further investigation.
The maximum penalty for importing a commercial quantity of heroin is life imprisonment and/or an $825,000 fine.
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