Police arrest 8 officials in Sydney airport for drug smuggling
SYDNEY (AP) - Police have arrested eight people including customs and quarantine officials accused of being part of a drug smuggling network operating at Australia's largest airport.
Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus told reporters on Thursday that the network operating at Sydney International Airport has been under investigation for two years and more arrests are expected.
Mr Negus says two customs officers and a quarantine official have been arrested in recent months as well as two female drug couriers. They have been charged with corruption and drug trafficking offenses.
Mr Negus provided no details about another three people whom he says have been arrested.