Oz police find 240 kg cocaine in paving stones
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 16:05
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.


First Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 16:05

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