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Big drug haul by narcotics bureau



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BIG DRUG HAUL BY NARCOTICS BUREAU

* Customs Narcotics Bureau officers this morning in

Sydney seized '3.5 kg of a heroin-morphine mixture which would

have ,a street value of $500,000. - ·

A Bureau spokesman said that the drug had been smuggled

into Sydney earlier this week.

The seizure in the early hours of this morning followed

extensive Bureau work culminating in 24 hours of concentrated

investigation by 10 agentse,of the Bureau's Sydney office.

. The spokesman said that■Bureau officers were now

interviewing two Asian nationals.in their twenties whom the

Bureau believed cculd assist vzith inquiries into how the .

drug was brought into Australia.

. ., The spokesman said that no further.information could ‘ · <

be given at this stage because the inquiry was still

proceeding. . ■ '

CANBERRA. . .

16 January 1976