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01/04/2007 02:45 PM ID: 59330 Permalink   

Australian Police Make $540 Million Drug Bust

 

Two police officers from Victoria, Australia, got an unexpected bonus when they stopped to help a broken down van. When they looked inside they discovered 340 litres of liquid ecstasy, enough for 1.3 million tablets.

More was to come, following the arrests raids were carried out in the state of New South Wales with police netting another 1900 litres from a warehouse. In total the seized liquid could have made 18 million tablets worth $540 million.

Because of how it is packaged police think that the drug may have been made outside Australia and imported, possibly from South East Asia. An Australian and a Singaporean have been charged over the haul.

 
  Source: www.thewest.com.au  
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  All I can say is  
 
Farken A...

That'll save lives.

I can imagine right about now the dealers are like "Sh!t!, well I'm off to Siberia."
 
  by: Mr-Anderson   01/04/2007 03:14 PM     
  numbers  
 
I love how cops can seemingly make up random numbers. I have never heard of 1 pill of ecstacy fetching $30 and if you are selling this quantity, the price would be drastically cheaper than even teh street value. Ehh, not a big deal, at least they got it off the streets.
 
  by: confed   01/04/2007 03:41 PM     
  Damn!  
 
You would think if you are going to be driving around with that much drugs, you would be a van that farking works.

@Confed - Where I am from, That is what E goes for, although I don't live in Australia.
 
  by: RoBBoB     01/04/2007 04:43 PM     
  good  
 
extacy sucks. Not only does it kill people, it also makes them look like goons
 
  by: darkrom666   01/04/2007 06:57 PM     
  @darkrom666  
 
sounds to me you have never did ecstasy. Usually is it never the actually MDMA that kills the person, its the fillers of other BS thats found in the pills.
 
  by: inpherno3   01/04/2007 07:33 PM     
  @inpherno3  
 
You are right i never did extacy. But as far as I am concerned extacy is not MDMA. While they are both not exactly good for you the stuff people buy on the street is rarely pure MDMA if any at all, and is almost certainly worse.
 
  by: darkrom666   01/04/2007 07:40 PM     
  @robbob  
 
Where are you from? I also don't know how it works down under but around here I used to take care of it for $15-25 a piece. I'm from the Philly area.
 
  by: confed   01/04/2007 07:58 PM     
  Well yeah  
 
Yeah I am northeast too in CT, but back when I was in the game, 15-25 would get you ehhhhh, 30-35 for a so called "double stack" was what you really needed.
 
  by: RoBBoB     01/04/2007 08:01 PM     
  E is actually a very safe drug  
 
The wholesale value of this haul is much less than the number they gave for single tab price. I just have to wonder when the governments of the world will finally decide to legalize and tax drugs and make billions instead of spending billions of tax dollars finding and destroying them. Necessity is the mother of invention. I guess when the coffers are dry and we the people have been taxed into poverty they will realize the errors in their ways and milk the forbidden cash cow for all its worth.
 
  by: Valkyrie123     01/04/2007 08:31 PM     
  To you people from the USA  
 
$30 Australian is about $22-23 US dollars. so if you are used to getting it for that, $30 would be normal here.
 
  by: ssxxxssssss   01/04/2007 10:19 PM     
  lmao  
 
$30 a pill? I can get ahold of a tablet for less than 50p, or are you talking about packs?
 
  by: wingedpuma     01/04/2007 10:22 PM     
  Pfft i dunno  
 
i have never used the shit, never would. don't need drugs to make me happy. I was just talking about the different value of cash. I have heard of people here paying $20 each though. I suppose it would depend on the supply situation though wouldn't it?
 
  by: ssxxxssssss   01/04/2007 10:34 PM     
  A while back  
 
there was some talk that ecstasy could provide symptom relief for parkinsons sufferers. Does anyone know what became of that?
 
  by: ixuzus     01/04/2007 10:49 PM     
  ....  
 
Ive done many pills over the years, quit over night just because it was Time. Never experianced any thing worse than a hangover equal to a hard night of drinking. As for mdma went, a single gram of mdma which, is equal to 10 average pills, paid no more than $40-50 canadian. As for pills around $5 if you know the guy for non bulk 10-15 if you dont. I don't understand why everything you hear in the paper is grossly inflated over 200-300%.

If you look deep enough so many higher up banks & goverment offcials have been busted for brining up to 50-90% of any illicit drugs depending upon the time or washing the money. As as far as prescription drugs ever wonder why so many people are hooked similair context.
 
  by: CriticalCone   01/05/2007 12:08 AM     
  pity  
 
such a drug

i think in north america and australia there are more problems with meth adulterated pills, a result of prohibition.

Make it legal, it's not massively difficult to make too. cheap fun
 
  by: pornohippy   01/05/2007 12:35 AM     
  ..  
   
  by: pornohippy   01/05/2007 12:37 AM     
  death  
 
It isnt really a consern with XTC. You'll hear of a few a year in regions that have a very high abuse rate. Most the deaths are from ether dehydration or in some rare cases over hydrating (water intoxication). A good example of water intoxication after use of XTC is the death of Leah Betts(http://en.wikipedia.org/...
 
  by: shoezacks   01/05/2007 02:09 AM     
  @ixuzus  
 
probablythe same comes from 90% of the studies scientists do, Nothing.
 
  by: shoezacks   01/05/2007 02:12 AM     
  pills cost bucks in aus  
 
people where selling them for $30 to $50 and like that dude up there said you can get em here for like 50p

thats the problem with australia being full of ex cons you all try and rip each other off (just a joke, chill)
 
  by: skitzochronic   01/05/2007 02:28 AM     
  @skitzochronic  
 
It's true, what you said is true.
Believe me we know.
 
  by: zmethod     01/06/2007 01:40 AM     
  White Albino decides to  
 
market a cocaine suppository the size of a basket ball.
Bet you can't eat just one!
 
  by: White Albino   01/06/2007 11:19 AM     
 
 
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