Australian border officials seized nearly half a ton of MDMA from sausage machines in Sydney during a drug bust over the weekend. Yes, you read that right – sausage-making machines.
How’d you like some molly to go with your eggs and toast in the morning?
Australian Federal Police (AFB) took over the investigation after the MDMA was discovered, planting a fake delivery and conducting a controlled shipment. The packages were shipped to a supermarket in New South Wales.
The sting led to three men being arrested. Officials believe they are part of a “larger syndicate” of drug trafficking in the Sydney market. They cited the rise in demand for MDMA in the surrounding area.
This demand is likely originating from the growth in molly-fueled rave culture in Australia and abroad. A report just came out from Australia’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) showing an exponential rise in ecstasy use among young people. This bust is likely one of many, many more to come in Australia as the popularity of MDMA continues to climb.
The AFP stated that the total haul of MDMA found in the sausage machines is enough to make 1.7 million ecstasy pills.
Needless to say, there may be a shortage of ecstasy among ravers in Australia. We’ll take our breakfast food without hallucinogenics, thanks.