92 kg of Cocaine
|An international drug syndicate used drones to conduct counter-surveillance on police before seven members were arrested in Melbourne over a $30 million shipment of cocaine from Panama. Four men from Australia, one from Britain and two from Canada were arrested after the drug shipment arrived three days earlier.|
The cocaine was aboard a cargo vessel, The Spirit of Shanghai, which arrived in the Port of Melbourne.
|Police raided 12 properties across Melbourne and seized $580,000 in cash.|
The syndicate used a drone when they were holding their meetings and to see if anyone was watching police said. "We haven't seen a lot of it. It has been used before. This syndicate did deploy it quite often."