Australian Police net $540 million in "liquid ecstacy"
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Police in Sydney have seized 1,900 litres of 3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl-2-propanone, a chemical known as "liquid ecstacy" during a raid in the North-Western Sydney suburb of Castle Hill. Authorities estimate the chemical could be used to make up to two tonnes of ecstacy with an estimated street value of AU$540 million (over $400 million).
Police claim the bust is one of the largest in Australia's history.
Police are yet to make an arrest and are continuing their investigations.
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