Detector dogs sniff out 91kg of MDMA stashed in caravan

TWO men have been charged after they allegedly attempted to smuggle 91kg of MDMA and 3kg of ice into Australia by hiding the drugs inside a caravan.

Australian Border Force officers came across the large stash after identifying the suspicious caravan which was being shipped via the sea from the United Kingdom.

After the caravan arrived in Sydney, the ABF dog unit was called in, with the dogs giving a positive reaction to drugs.


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Officers then deconstructed the caravan and found the illicit cargo, which they say has a street value of more than $5 million, hidden inside three cavities.

Illicit drugs hidden in imported caravan

Source: The Australian Border Force Image Library

The drugs were removed before investigators conducted a controlled delivery of the caravan to its destination.

Illicit drugs hidden in imported caravan

Source: The Australian Border Force Image Library

On arrival, police arrested two men who were awaiting for the caravan at St Ives in Sydney.

The were each charged with two counts of importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, which carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

The men appeared before Parramatta Local Court on 29 April and did not apply for bail.

Illicit drugs hidden inside caravan

Source: The Australian Border Force Image Library

They will reappear in Central Local Court on 2 May.

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