An australian crime syndicate lost 26. July more than 500 kilos of cocaine.
A small Cessna aircraft crashed at a remote airstrip in Papua New Guinea, as it was in the process of to facilitate with the exchange rate against Australia, writes CNN.
It has resulted in the australian police have arrested five suspected ringleaders in the case, allegedly working together with the Italian mafia.
Australian police claim in a press release that 'greed has played a significant role in the syndikatets crime', and that a possible cause of the crashed plane was the predominance of cocaine in the smaller Cessna aircraft.
- With the current domestic travel restrictions due to the covid-19, shows the attempt to smuggle illegal substances into Australia, where, opportunistic and greedy organized crime, said the australian police in a press release.
the Pilot of the plane stack immediately after the accident from the scene of the crime, but he reported himself to the police two days later. The pilot is Australian citizen.
How can more than 500 kilos of cocaine packed down. Cocaine is derived from the crashed aircraft. Photo: Australian Federal Police
Collaboration across australian policing has led to four arrests, which draws the threads of the crashed aircraft, in addition to the now-arrested pilot.
The four men are between 31 and 61 years old, and stands all over the charges that can bring life imprisonment.
the Charges include money laundering of millions of dollars, the import of drugs, conspiracy to import drugs and drug trafficking.
- These arrests proves that no matter how sophisticated and opportunistic organised crime is trying to be, and what methods they take in use, follows the enforcement of the law and causes maximum damage on these criminal adventurer, is there also in the press release from the australian police.
Pictures taken by the police in connection with the investigation of the crashed plane, which contained more than 500 kilograms of cocaine. A total of five persons arrested in the case. The risk all life in prison if they are convicted. Photo: Australian Federal Police
Police seized also values from forbrydersyndikatet to a value of more than 15 million Danish kroner.
the Seizure of 500 kilos of cocaine is the largest case in Australia since 2016, where there was found a similar amount.
Australian police estimate that the cocaine at street level has a value of up to 80 million australian dollars.