police seize 5m of drugs from lab with suspected links to defqon 1 overdoses

Police seize $5m of drugs from lab with suspected links to Defqon.1 ‘overdoses’

Australia

Police are investigating whether a drug lab uncovered in rural New South Wales manufactured the drugs that led to two deaths at the Defqon.1 music festival in September.  

A man has been charged after $5.2 million worth of illegal drugs were seized from a large clandestine laboratory in Sydney’s southwest.

A raid on a rural property in Calf Farm Road at Mt Hunter, west of Camden, on October 24 uncovered drugs with an estimated street value of $5.2 million.

Among the 450 items seized were more than 21kg of MDMA powder and pills, 28 litres of GHB, 13.5kg of precursors, an amount of substances believed to be cocaine, steroids and methylamphetamine, ammunition, and equipment used to manufacture drugs.

Two festival-goers died at the controversial dance party at Penrith on September 29 of suspected drug overdoses. 

A 39-year-old man was charged with a raft of drugs offences and has been remanded in custody after he was refused bail. He will appear at Campbelltown Local Court on December 19.