The wreckage of a police patrol car after it was hit by a van laden with methamphetamines outside a police station in Sydney on Tuesday. Reuters
A clumsy driver led police to a $140 million drug bust in Australia after he crashed a van laden with 270kg of methamphetamines into a patrol car parked outside a police station in suburban Sydney.
The man, 28, slammed the drug-filled van into the empty police patrol car at Eastwood in the city's north on Monday morning, crushing its bonnet, before speeding off, CCTV footage shows. He was caught by police an hour later.
A search of the vehicle turned up 273kg of ice, said police, who released footage of the drugs neatly packed in cardboard boxes, taped up and loaded into the back of the van. Police said in a statement the drugs had a street value of A$200 million.
The driver was arrested and charged with drug supply and negligent driving and is due in court on Tuesday.
The drug was used by a group of 20 mostly foreign nationals during Tuesday's ceremony that's known as "ayahuasca" and is said to be practiced by indigenous people in the Amazon.
The Federal Tax Authority also called on consumers to ensure that there are digital tax stamps on tobacco packages that they are buying and inform the competent regulatory authorities should they discover any violating dealers.
Father of a recovered addict young man “Yousef” thanked and appreciated the Abu Dhabi Police for their efforts in helping his son to recover from drug abuse through the "Chance for Hope” initiative launched by the Anti-Narcotics Directorate.
A woman filed a lawsuit against a women’s salon in which she requested the court to obligate the salon to pay her Dhs100,000 in compensation for the burns she sustained by mistake when her nails were trimmed and decorated with acrylic. She said this substance was left on her fingers for a long period and consequently caused finger burns of second and third degrees.
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His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, approved the start of the first phase of land levelling for the residential areas in Al Shannouf 1-6, totalling 3,000 plots of land at 50 plots in each area.
Khalid said, “Members of the Australian Defence Force entertaining #Afghan Refugee kids in a camp at UAE. These children & their families have been evacuated from #Afghanistan by the Australian Government. @ausgov @AustralianArmy @DeptDefence…”