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Mexican drug ring foiled as 300kg of cocaine seized in Melbourne

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Two Mexican men will face court in Melbourne today after the seizure of 300kg of cocaine.

One of the men, a 34-year-old from Mexico, arrived in a Melbourne earlier this month allegedly with a small amount of cocaine.

But subsequent investigations uncovered a massive 300kg in Altona, disguised as a shipment of coffee and coco from Mexico.

Further raids were carried out yesterday in Port Melbourne and Balaclava.

A second man, 33-years-old also from Mexico, was arrested.

Both will face court in Melbourne today facing charges that carry a maximum term of life in prison.

Police say the drugs are worth $105 million.

Photo: Paul Dowsley 

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