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CRYSTAL METH DRUG BUST: $8m worth of ice found inside industrial gear

A MAN has been charged after $8 million of ice was found concealed in a consignment of industrial equipment addressed to a business on the Central Coast.NSW Australia Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad established Strike Force Gilbulla to investigate the importation and supply of methylamphetamine. Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators, assisted by Northern Region Operations Support Group and the Public Order and Riot Squad, executed six search warrants at properties […]

Green Political Party Australia wants to legalize cannabis for all adults nationwide

The Greens will become the first political party with seats in Parliament to call for full cannabis legalisation in Australia, despite criticism from Health Minister Greg Hunt, who says the substance is a gateway drug. The Greens will become the first party with seats in Parliament to call for full cannabis legalisation in Australia, despite criticism from the country’s top medical bodies. Greens leader Richard Di Natale said the “war on drugs has failed” and […]

Deadly cocktail after fake marijuana sex shop racket QLd Australia

A SEX shop owner and his sidekick knew the fake weed they sold was dangerous – but kept dealing anyway. Two people died from synthetic marijuana David Andre Jules Piccinato and Ross McGlone trafficked. Piccinato, 45, owned Love Heart stores in Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg and Toowoomba. McGlone was his number two, and operations manager. On Thursday, Brisbane District Court heard drugs were packaged as “tea” and sold for a few months from late 2014. The […]

Senior Motorbike Gang Member Charged after a Meth Drug Lab was Discovered in a Disused Bus

The national sergeant-at-arms of the Finks outlaw motorcycle gang has been arrested after police raids uncovered more than 85kg of drugs, hydrogen chloride gas cylinders and a clandestine crystal meth drug lab in a disused bus on a rural property in NSW. Martin Klein, 35, was arrested by Strike Force Creswell investigators early on Wednesday evening after he attended a storage cage in residential car park in Kellyville Ridge that was the subject of a […]

Baker in Australia made plenty of dough smuggling in two tonnes of tobacco

A Perth bakery owner imported more than two tonnes of tobacco illegally into Australia, defrauding the Commonwealth to the tune of almost $2 million, a WA court was told. For the first time, details of the Australian Border Force (ABF) illicit tobacco importation investigation can be made public. Just a little of some tobacco seized by ABF investigators. Photo: Phil Hickey The ABF operation in Perth in 2016 led to father of three Ma’ad Abdul Muna’m […]

‘I cured cancer. Knowing that it works, I will not be silenced’

  www.newcures.info   WITHOUT chemotherapy or radiation, Shona Leigh survived cancer and she knows something she refuses to keep quiet about. “I cured cancer. Knowing what I know now, I can’t be quiet,” she said. “This is huge.” After avoiding regular pap smears in her younger years, Shona discovered she had second stage cervical cancer in October 2013. “I was online, screaming for help, and a compassionate carer reached out,” she said. That’s when Shona […]

Three Australians detained in Serbia in a $500-million cocaine drug bust

Belgrade: Serbian police have arrested three Australian men suspected of being part of an international drug-smuggling gang that tried to bring more than a tonne of cocaine into Sydney last year. Police state that the men “are connected to” the discovery of 1280 kilograms of cocaine that was seized in April 2017 on a Chinese container boat docked in Sydney. The Australians are suspected of being part of an international drug-smuggling group that tried to […]

For the moment, Australia’s plans for Marijuana market dominance are only just still smouldering

SYDNEY (Reuters) – When Australia said this month it would allow exports of medicinal cannabis in a bid to dominate a global market set to be worth $55 billion by 2025, investors scrambled to buy shares in marijuana companies – pushing several of them, and the sector as a whole, to record highs. But convoluted and restrictive licensing demands, substantial finance requirements and a guarded medical profession means even Australia’s largest marijuana companies are at […]

Raw hemp brownies could be soon be served in a cafe near you

Raw hemp brownies, anyone? That product could turn up on your local cafe menu from mid-November 2017 following a change in hemp food legislation in Australia Skye Patterson, co-founder of Australian Primary Hemp. Photo: Supplied In April this year, state and federal ministers decided to allow low-tetrahydrocannabinol hemp seeds to be sold as food. And entrepreneurs are eyeing the growing opportunities for the use of hemp in the healthy food space. Australian Primary Hemp co-founder Skye Patterson says the hype around the hemp industry […]

Canadian Isabelle Lagace jailed in Australia for smuggling 30kg of cocaine on Sea Princess cruise ship

There are not many 51-day holiday cruises that end with almost five years in an Australian prison. But for Isabelle Lagace, the unhappy ending became all too real on Friday, when she was sentenced for importing almost 30 kilograms of pure cocaine with a street value of up to $21.5 million. www.crimefiles.net Isabelle Lagace agreed to transport a suitcase, which contained the drugs, to Australia to clear a $20,000 debt.  On Friday, the NSW District […]

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