Almost $1 Million Worth Of MDMA Found Hidden Inside Water Filters
Two men have been charged in Sydney over their alleged involvement in the importation of $900,000 worth of MDMA hidden inside water filters from Switzerland.
Australian Border Force officers discovered six kilograms of the drug inside two separate consignments of water filters which arrived into Sydney in March.
The MDMA has an estimated street value of $900,000, NSW Police said in a statement on Tuesday.
A 30-year-old man and 22-year-old woman were arrested in Paddington on April 1 and the man, an Italian national, was charged with attempting to import a commercial quantity of border-controlled drugs.
The woman was released pending further inquiries.
Following further investigations, detectives searched a Bondi Junction unit a few days later and seized prohibited drugs, cash, electronic items and documentation.
A 24-year-old man who lived at the unit couldn't be found at the time but he was arrested on Monday and charged with importing a commercial quantity of drugs.
Both men were due to appear in Sydney courts on Tuesday.