Fingers Pointed at South Africa After Major Australian Drug Bust

Two men in New South Wales, Australia have been arrested after border police seized 384 kilograms of cocaine worth U.S.$1 billion sent in a shipment from South Africa. The drugs were welded into a yellow Cat excavator and were revealed via X-ray imaging despite their "incredibly sophisticated concealment".

X-ray image of the excavator.

Australian Border Force’s Deputy Commissioner of Operations Sharon Huey said the smuggling operation was "incredibly sophisticated".

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