The Australian police investigated drug-related, which lasted 2.5 years. Investigators seized 500 kg of cocaine. At the beginning of this year of the same syndicate had seized 606 kg of cocaine worth $259 million.
The investigation, codenamed Operation Okesi, was developed jointly by the Australian Federal police, New South Wales police service and the border service of Australia.
"This work began with the flow of information about drugs, a team of police of the state of New South Wales worked 2.5 years", the commander said Jenkins. The police said that the cartel was local, but with international links. It is believed that it was smuggling drugs into Australia via Sydney, on commercial fishing vessels.
The police struck his first blow when they captured 1336 lb (606 kg) of cocaine in Tahiti in March 2016 the drugs were on the way to Australia. December 25, investigators seized 1102 pounds (500 kg) and arrested 7 people. Over the next 4 days, the police arrested 8 people. All 15 people were locals aged from 29 to 63 years, and allegedly was posing as fishermen as a cover.
In the course of his life, more than 1.5 million Australians say they have tried drugs. According to the United Nations in Australia, the highest percentage of the population who use drugs. However, cocaine seizures by the police also increased sharply in recent years.
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