Oz police find 240 kg cocaine in paving stones

Australian police have seized 240 kilogrammes of cocaine worth USD 73 million which was stashed among paving stones in shipping containers.

Updated: Jul 13, 2010, 16:05 PM IST

Sydney: Australian police have seized 240
kilogrammes of cocaine worth USD 73 million which was stashed
among paving stones in shipping containers.

Four men including an American, a Mexican and two
Australians were arrested over the haul, Australia`s fifth
biggest cocaine seizure, which was discovered in two shipping
containers sent to Melbourne from Mexico.

"Police have effectively disrupted what is a large
organised crime syndicate and prevented 84 million dollars
worth of cocaine reaching our streets," said Detective Chief
Superintendent Ken McKay.

Police discovered the drugs, hidden in hollowed-out
paving stones, during a search when the shipment arrived this
month.

PTI