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Airline Crew Face Drug Smuggling Charges

Eight people have been arrested in Melbourne over a major drug importation, with international airline cabin crew allegedly used as a courier.

The arrests occurred in Melbourne over the past fortnight, during a joint police operation targeting an organised crime syndicate allegedly behind the importation of more than $20 million of illicit drugs into Australia.

The operation, which began last August, focused on the importation and trafficking of high grade heroin to Melbourne. All eight have appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court, with six remanded to reappear in May.

AAP

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