SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — Australian police have seized 558 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and heroin with a street value of up to US$525 million smuggled into the country in a shipment of terracotta pots.
Australian Federal Police say four Hong Kong nationals and three Australians were arrested in Sydney on Monday. Each faces a potential life sentence if convicted on drug charges.
Police said Tuesday that the 306 kilograms of crystal meth is the largest seizure of the drug in Australia. The 252 kilograms of heroin is the third-largest haul of its kind.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration alerted Australian authorities to the plot last August.
Police will not say where the drugs came from.—www.shafaqna.com/english
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — A DRUNK Arab prince was threatened with 50,000-volt Tasers by gun cops after trying to storm the flight deck of a British Airways jet.
The billionaire, 28 — who was sozzled by 10am — had jumped up from his £2,700 First Class seat to complain to the captain about “poor” service before the Boeing 777 took off from Heathrow to Bahrain.
Crew members called armed cops, who pointed stun guns at the prince after he refused to calm down.
The royal — said to be a close relative of Bahrain’s King Hamed bin Isa Al Khalifa — was hauled off Flight BA125 and taken to the West London airport’s police station. The prince had his DNA, mugshot and fingerprints taken before being released on bail.—www.shafaqna.com/english
Source: The Sun