Mon, 25 Sep 2023

SYDNEY, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Police in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) said on Tuesday that a man was charged with drug supply and money laundering related offenses after a seizure of about 12 kg of heroin and 16 kg of MDMA in Sydney.

According to a statement by the NSW Police Force, at approximately 12:15 p.m. local time on Monday, detectives executed a search warrant at a unit on John Street, Lidcombe, where they located 12 kg of heroin, 16 kg of MDMA, and 500 g of cocaine.

The seized drugs had an estimated street value of around 14 million Australian dollars (about 9.2 million U.S. dollars).

Police also found items relevant to the storage, packing, and supply of prohibited drugs, such as a hydraulic press, three safes, money counters, and mobile phones, which would undergo further forensic examination.

During the execution of another search warrant at a property on Molise Street in Prestons, a 33-year-old man was arrested and later taken to a police station.

He was charged with two counts of supplying a large commercial quantity of prohibited drugs and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.

The man was refused bail and would appear at a local court on Tuesday.

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