Thursday, October 1, 2009

International drug ring busted in Queenstown , New Zealand

Queenstown police have recruited the help of Australian and Canadian police after a sophisticated international syndicate was exposed during eight raids yesterday. Seven people were arrested for allegedly importing hundreds of thousands of dollars of ecstasy or LSD from Vancouver, Canada.

Detective Sergeant Grahme Bartlett said the "principals" running the syndicate were two New Zealanders living in Queenstown. "While Queenstown is portrayed as a party town ... we were surprised at the level of drugs being imported," he told The Southland Times.

The drugs were being imported from Vancouver via Bali and Sydney. Canadian authorities were quite astounded by the methods being used. Four people were arrested in Queenstown, one in Oamaru and two in Dunedin. A British man, who lives in Australia, was also arrested in Queenstown.



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