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Authorities seize record $7 million worth of drugs

Macquarie National News
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The second-largest haul of liquid ecstasy in Australian history has been stopped from hitting the streets of Sydney.

A joint Federal Police and Border Force operation has resulted in the seizure of 2,000 litres of the drug GBL, which was concealed in barrels of car washing shampoo.

A 30-year-old Warwick Farm man has been arrested and charged with one count of importing a commercial quantity of illicit drugs, which carries a life sentence if convicted.

Australian Border Force regional commander for NSW, Tim Fitzgerald, says the drug known as “coma in a bottle” is incredibly dangerous.

“The fact we’ve seen two tonnes stopped before it could reach the community is a significant victory.”

Click PLAY below to hear from Mr Fitzgerald

Macquarie Radio reporter Emily O’Brien tells Ben Fordham more.

“It can be used as a date rape drug.

“Officers suspect this was an opportunistic attempt to import this drug, targetting the upcoming Mardis Gras in Sydney.

“It causes people to lose consciousness and in some cases, it can cause death.”

Click PLAY below for Emily’s report

Macquarie National News
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