Australian police seize $400 million worth heroin

Sydney: Police say they have seized Australia's fifth largest heroin shipment, which would have had a street value exceeding 410 million Australian dollars (400 million US dollars).

Australian Federal Police said in a statement Monday that 370 pounds (168 kilograms) of the illegal drug were found in the past two weeks hidden inside a consignment of doors shipped from Malaysia to Sydney.

A 55-year-old Sydney woman, her 28-year-old son and 33-year-old man from Hong Kong were arrested in Sydney over the weekend and will appear in court this week charged with attempting to import the drug.

The trio has not been named. Each faces a life in prison if convicted.
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