23 Dec 2012

Drug syndicate broken by Australian police

9:19 am on 23 December 2012

Australian Federal Police have broken an international organised crime syndicate planning to import drugs into Australia.

The ABC reports investigations in Holland, Japan, the United States and Vietnam began in August last year after the AFP received a tip about plans to import large quantities of the drug ice into Australia and Japan.

Earlier this month, 110kg of methamphetamine was discovered in a road roller in Japan and five people were arrested.

On Saturday, five search warrants were issued in Queensland and New South Wales leading to the arrest of a Brisbane man.

The ABC reports he is due in court on Monday charged with trafficking commercial quantities of drugs and dealing in the proceeds of crime.

Investigations are continuing and the AFP said more arrests are likely.