Aussie Police Hit Drugs Jackpot as Suspected Arms Dealers Hide Stash in Slot Machine

  • Police found suspected methamphetamines in a Choy Sun Returns slot
  • The find came after a bust on a pair of suspected Melbourne arms dealers
  • The AFP stated suspects face a maximum penalty of up to ten years in jail
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Australian Federal Police have arrested two men suspected of dealing arms and found suspected methamphetamine in an Aristocrat slot machine. [Image:]

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) struck it lucky on a Choy Sun Returns slot machine this week following a raid on suspected arms dealers in Melbourne.

100 grams of suspected methamphetamines, 4.7kgs of Butanediol, and other chemicals

As reported by the Echo Times, AFP officers found 100 grams of suspected methamphetamines, 4.7kgs of Butanediol, and other chemicals to make illegal drugs within the slot machine. The AFP took to Twitter on Thursday to share the arrest of the two suspected arms dealers, Sime Govic and Ralph Sapin, the result of an Australia-US investigation:

The AFP alleges Govic and Sapin are part of a criminal syndicate that attempted to import firearm parts from the US into Melbourne over a three-month period. US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) tipped the AFP off to the scheme in June.

During Wednesday’s searches on both Govic’s residence and a commercial address, the Times stated, the AFP found fake IDs, drugs, .223 ammunition, and a rifle magazine. Combined charges against both men include importing prohibited firearms, drug possession, drug trafficking, possession of precursor chemicals, falsifying documents, and handling stolen goods.

In a news release, the AFP stated the maximum penalty for all offenses includes up to ten years in prison.

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