SYDNEY (XINHUA) – Police in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) have charged two men and dismantled a clandestine laboratory following an investigation in Sydney’s south.
According to a statement released yesterday, strike force detectives executed search warrants at a property on Horning Street, Kurnell, from 5pm local time last Thursday.
During the search, police located approximately six kilogrammes (kg) of MDMA, more than 100kg of unrefined drug and precursor chemicals, and hundreds of items comprising a complex clandestine laboratory inside a shed at the rear of the property.
The police didn’t reveal the estimated street value of the seized drug. Almost AUD200,000 in cash were seized at the scene, with all items to undergo further examination. Two men, aged 56 and 29, were also arrested at the property and taken to a police station.
One of them was charged with manufacturing a large commercial quantity of prohibited drugs, while the other faced a charge related to taking part in drug production.
The lab was dismantled by drug and firearm specialists on Tuesday.