The largest heroin bust on Queensland soil has taken place as authorities seized greater than 330kg of the drug saved inside concrete blocks.
It is Australia’s second largest bust on document.
Australian Border Force officers say they found the illicit medicine – price an estimated $268.8m – inside two concrete blocks headed to Brisbane on March 13.
“This heroin represents greater than one-third of Australia’s annual consumption,” AFP Commander John Tanti instructed reporters.
“By detecting this quantity of heroin earlier than it hits the streets of Australia, the AFP and ABF have protected the neighborhood from a wave of related crime.”
The medicine have been contained inside two concrete blocks that every weighed about 500kg and have been hid as photo voltaic panel equipment.
The freight container was headed for an industrial handle within the northern Brisbane suburb of Brendale.
ABF officers say they discovered a whole bunch of packages containing the heroin hidden inside the cement blocks after a fragile extraction process.
A Sydney man, 55, who allegedly collected the consignment in Brisbane and transported it to NSW, has been arrested and charged following a joint AFP and ABF operation.
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