Australian police say they have seized more than 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of the party drug MDMA in Sydney worth 60 million Australian dollars ($44 million) and arrested two Chinese nationals. A police statement Tuesday says the men, aged 38 and 34, appeared in a Sydney court on Monday on drug importation charges. They were denied bail and face potential life prison sentences if convicted.
The drug arrived in Sydney last month in a shipment of aluminum rollers. Australian Border Force officers examined the consignment and detected a crystalline substance concealed within the rollers. Police made a controlled deliver of the rollers to a Sydney warehouse last week and the men were arrested Sunday.