Two Polish men were arrested in Australia this week after police found 1.2 tons of MDMA hidden in lead casings wrapped inside aluminum rolls, according to Sky News. The amount could have been used to create 4.1 million ecstasy tablets, and was the fourth largest drug haul in the country’s history. The MDMA was valued at over $100 million.

The lead and aluminum was said by the New South Wales regional director for the Australian Border Force to be in place in order to prevent X-ray detection. Police said that they believed the shipment to have come in from the Czech Republic.

epa05586662 A undated handout image released by the Australian Federal Police of approximately 1.2 tonnes of the drug MDMA stored within aluminium rollers at a storage facility in Hornsby, Australia. The Australian Federal Police have seized more than 1.2 tonnes of the drug MDMA (ecstasy) in Sydney, worth an estimated street value of 145 million Australian dollar on 15 October 2016. EPA/AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE / HANDOUT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Justine Saunders, acting deputy commissioner of operations for the Australian Federal Police, said that the drug bust could indicate “international implications.”

“This has come from Czechoslovakia (sic) and has found its way to Australia, so this is bigger than the two individuals that we have arrested. So, yes the investigation will continue and, yes, we do anticipate further arrests.”


Source: Sky News