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Drugmakers Posed As Poker Players In Botched Attempt To Flee Australia

Canadians Awaiting Sentencing In Australia

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Three men from Canada posed as poker players in a tournament at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia as part of a botched effort to set up a “local drug laboratory for a sophisticated international syndicate,” the Herald Sun reported.

The men have pleaded guilty to the crime of conspiring to manufacture a commercial quantity of drugs and are awaiting sentencing.

The fake poker players were arrested at the casino in 2012, as they were getting ready to flee the country and apparently ditch their drug-making plans. They had become concerned that the police, or rival drug dealers, had caught onto their scheme. In other words, they were going to temporarily hide out as poker players—or simply tourists—and then get out of Australia when the moment was right.

After a search of a storage unit and a rental home belonging to one of the men, authorities found materials for drug-making. They reportedly were attempting to make a large quantity of methamphetamine, in addition to another narcotic.

Despite pleading guilty, they could face life in prison, according to the report.

 
 
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TheFly
over 7 years ago

A very wierd story title, not sure I understand it.

Is the author simply trying to say that three indivdual drug dealers also liked to play tournament poker?

 
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TheFly
over 7 years ago

How would "posing as a poker player in a tournament" help you flee a country lol?

 
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Henny
over 7 years ago

Life in prison!? War on Drugs!

 
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Staphylococcus
over 7 years ago

If I was an illegal drug maker trying to lay low, I think I would pose as a profession that did not require me to be around multiple cameras all day.

 
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