Nov. 21 - Australian police arrest five people, including a U.S. national and a Canadian, after seizing US$245 million-worth of drugs. Sarah Sheffer reports.
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Australia's police say they've arrested five men, including one Canadian and one U.S. citizen, after seizing 245 million U.S. dollars worth of drugs in Sydney.
The men were arrested after authorities uncovered the drugs, hidden in heavy construction equipment throughout the city.
Australian Federal Police Acting Assistant Commissioner David Sharpe said authorities would continue to crack down on drugs.
(SOUNDBITE)(English) AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE ACTING ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER DAVID SHARPE, SAYING:
"We will never disrupt every organised crime syndicate impacting on Australia but we certainly, as you'll see in the last week with two major seizures and we've already moved onto our next lot of networks that we're targeting, we will continue to target these organised crime syndicates with all the resources available to us."
Local media said the shipment of drugs was believed to have originated from China.
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