Israeli suspected in Ecstasy smuggling

Binyamin Rosenfeld allegedly hid 113 kg. of MDMA in shipment of water heaters.

April 23, 2007 16:25
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Sydney police arrested on Sunday an Israeli citizen suspected of smuggling a large quantity of drugs into Australia, local newspapers reported Monday. Binyamin Rosenfeld, 46, allegedly hid 113 kilograms of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA - commonly known as Ecstasy) inside tennis balls. The balls were tucked in a shipment of water heaters. The value of the narcotics was estimated at $37 million. Police investigating the shipment, which was intercepted on its way into New South Wales, said that other suspects could be arrested outside Australia.

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