15
Oct
08

Three men charged, PS2 containing ecstasy seized by police

Three men have been arrested on drug charges after police tracked a Playstation 2 that was mailed to their Surfers Paradise address. The console was, of course, filled with 3400 ecstasy tablets.

For some reason this reminds me of the scene in Scanner Darkly where Arctor, Barris and Luckman toy with the idea of rush selling their house, advertising “high class drugs stashed throughout”.

PS2 fat, as new condition. Filled with 900 grams of ecstasy, included in sale price. 

Two  Canadians and a New Zealander (good to see us Australian’s are keeping away from the bad crowd) have been charged and face a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and/or a $825,000 fine.

So I guess that explains who’s been buying all those PS2’s.

 

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2 Responses to “Three men charged, PS2 containing ecstasy seized by police”


  1. 1 mark
    October 15, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    At least it shows that gamers as a whole are rather industrious people, if not the most intelligent in this case.

  2. October 15, 2008 at 11:24 PM

    Haha, nice call on the scanner dude.


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