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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:29 AM

Alleged drug gang thwarted by giant seal in $1bn Australian drug bust

Police launched a raid on Burton Island off the port town of Geraldton last week, finding Frenchman Antoine Dicenta, 51, and British man Graham Palmer, 34, allegedly with 1.087 tonne of methylamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy in dozens of bags that they had attempted to hide under seaweed.
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When police arrived, Dicenta and Palmer made a run for their dinghy but were thwarted by a huge sleeping seal, Healy told the broadcaster.

“They woke it up and it jumped up with its big chest out and bellowed at them.

“The guys basically had the choice of going through the seal or getting arrested and they ended up choosing getting arrested.”

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/12/alleged-drug-gang-thwarted-by-giant-seal-in-1bn-australian-drug-bust

Plus they were only bright smugglers in the wrong sense for that profession:

“If you’re in a hot pink shirt don’t try and hide in low scrub.”

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eppur_se_muova Sep 12 #1

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:02 AM

1. Thwarted by Seal Team Oz ! nt

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