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Man Charged Over Largest Drug Seizure In Australia’s History – Asian Crime Squad
Asian Crime Squad detectives have charged a man following the seizure of drugs in 2007; the largest drug seizure in Australia’s history.
The two men, aged 45 and 30, were transported to Sydney from Victoria today before being taken to Parramatta Police Station.
A 45-year-old Prospect man was then charged with:
- Supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug,
- Possess large commercial quantity of prohibited drug,
- Participate in a criminal contribute to criminal activity,
- Make false statement,
- Use false instrument.
The man has been refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Local Court this afternoon.
A 30-year-old man, a Singaporean National, currently remains at Parramatta Police Station and charges are expected to be laid.
Both men were previously arrested in Geelong in December 2006 by Police from Victoria.
Today’s charges relate to the seizure of chemicals at an industrial complex on Victoria Street at Castle Hill in January 2007 during a joint NSW Police and Victoria Police operation.
Police located boxes containing about 1,900 litres of a chemical believed to be methylenedioxyphenyl-2propanone (MDP2P), otherwise known as liquid ecstasy.
The chemicals were estimated to have the potential to make about two tonnes of ecstasy (MDMA), with an estimated street value of about $540 Million.
Strike Force Trentham comprised detectives from the State Crime Command Asian Crime Squad and was established in January 2007 to investigate the alleged possession and supply of prohibited drugs.