Australia: Police seize party drug MDMA in Sydney, arrest 2 Chinese

The drug arrived in Sydney last month in a shipment of aluminum rollers.

By: AP | Sydney | Published:November 22, 2016 7:44 am

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.