An organised crime syndicate attempted to smuggle more than 500 kilograms of cocaine into Australia, but the small plane loaded with the drugs crashed while trying to take off in Papua New Guinea.
- Police believe the drugs have a street value of $80 million
- It’s possible the plane crashed because it was overloaded
- Authorities were watching men involved as part of a long-term operation
The criminal gang was already being watched by police as part of…