Four Britons arrested after £50 million drug seizure in Australia

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Four British men have been arrested in Australia and New Zealand following a drugs operation targeting a UK organised crime syndicate.

Queensland Police said officers seized 766kg of MDMA powder in one of the region’s biggest-ever busts on Tuesday.

The drugs haul had an estimated value of A$90 million (£50.7 million).

Police said the MDMA powder was the highest purity ever recorded in Queensland and could have made up to 12 million pills.

The force arrested two UK citizens in the state, a 51-year-old man and a 40-year-old man, as well as a 26-year-old Australian man.

A 51-year-old Australian woman was arrested in New South Wales in connection with the seizure of approximately A$108,000  (£61,000) in cash.

Two other British men, aged 60 and 49, were arrested by police in New Zealand after 200kg of methamphetamine was seized last week as part of the same operation.



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