10 Feb 2012

Drugs found in juice cartons

11:28 am on 10 February 2012

Police in New South Wales have seized more than $A25 million worth of drugs hidden inside juice cartons in north Sydney.

Detectives say they found nearly 50kg of heroin and more than 21kg of ice in the cartons at storage units at Artarmon this week.

The first drugs were found in a raid on Tuesday. A man, 43, was arrested when he arrived at the storage facility at lunchtime on Thursday. He faces two charges of commercial drug supply.

Officers then searched further storage units plus homes, banks and a food importation business at Glendenning in west Sydney.

The ABC reports drugs and $A300,000 in cash were seized.

Detective Chief Superintendent Mal Lanyon said police believe the drugs were imported from Iran. He expects further arrests to be made.