Saturday, May 27, 2023

384kg cocaine found in loader in Oz = 11 years, 6 months

Australian border officials cracked a major drug-smuggling case involving a piece of construction equipment stuffed with 384 kilograms of cocaine. The cocaine was concealed inside the hydraulic arm of a second-hand excavator. Border officials spotted the drugs using a routine X-ray check at a port in Sydney. Adam Hunter, 33, got 12 years and Timothy Engstrom, 34, 11 years. Both men have been charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug.