Australian Border Force officers discovered almost half a tonne of MDMA stashed away in sausage-making machines in Sydney, with the road worth clocking in at $57 million.

According to ABC, Australian Federal Police (AFB) then took over proceedings, changing the MDMA with counterfeit drug packages after which directing a "managed supply" to a grocery store in Auburn, New South Wales.

Following the AFB operation, three males had been arrested and are dealing with life sentences. All of the boys concerned are mentioned to be with a "bigger syndicate" distributing medicine to the Sydney market.

Last month, the state of New South Wales got here underneath scrutiny for mistakenly double-counting drug busts, one thing which will have been used to justify police crackdowns.

$57 million worth of MDMA discovered in sausage-making machines