Police officer’s gross drugs post a warning for users
There are plenty of reasons why you shouldn't take illicit drugs but if you were looking for yet another thing to deter you - just look to the Australian Federal Police's Facebook page.
In an post that left their followers simultaneously disgusted and proud, the AFP shared a completely nasty picture of what they labelled Australia's "drug supply chain".
The picture, which we've posted at the end of the story, showed dozens of pellets pooed out by an American after he was caught allegedly attempting to smuggle them into the country.
The 54-year-old man faced court yesterday after he was caught at Melbourne Airport allegedly with more than 100 pellets of amphetamines concealed inside him.
The American landed in Melbourne from New Delhi early on Saturday morning and was chosen for a full baggage examination by Australian Border Force officers.
After searching his bag and conducting a frisk search - which both returned a negative result - the man was requested to undertake a non-medical body scan.
When the scan returned an inconclusive result, he was handed over to AFP officers who immediately took him to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
He underwent a CT scan - which picked up the foreign pellets inside his body.
The 54-year-old spent the weekend in hospital before he was taken to AFP's Melbourne headquarters and charged with importing a border controlled drug and possessing amphetamine.
In a statement, AFP Commander Crime Operations Jason Williams said police would continue to combat the movement of illegal drugs around the world.
"This arrest is yet another strong warning to criminals - if you participate in illegal activities, law enforcement will catch, arrest and prosecute you," he said.
"This detection will have a significant impact on organised crime in Melbourne and a substantial disruption effect on Victoria's drug supply."
ABF Regional Commander Craig Palmer praised the work of border force officers at Melbourne Airport who were first to detect the drugs.
"Internal drug concealments like this are a great example of how effective targeting, intuition and skill of our ABF officers play a critical role in detecting drug smuggling efforts," Commander Palmer said.
"This detection should serve as a warning to criminal groups that no matter where or how you attempt to conceal your drugs, the ABF will be waiting."
Investigations into this detection remain ongoing while AFP Forensic officers process and identify the total weight and purity of the importation.
The post from AFP, while undoubtably disgusting, was praised by their followers on Facebook - garnering more than 4500 comments and close to 2000 shares in a day.
"Just showed my 11 and 12 year olds. Safe to say they are grossed out now. Cheers AFP," Vickie Hine wrote.
"Just showed my 12 year old.. way more effective than harold the giraffe lol," Miriam Boyce said.
"If my child ever asks about drugs I'll show her this is where they come from," Carrissa Bennell added.
Others said the filthy job the AFP officers had to do warranted a pay rise.
"You guys don't get paid enough! Next time they whinge about a pay rise that simply keeps up with inflation, show them this picture... and ask them to collect it all instead. Keep up the good work," Chris Cross said.
Even AFP waded into the jokes - replying to a commenter who said "brings new meaning to 'it's good s**t'".
"When your dealer says their stuff is the (poo emoji)," AFP responded.
Another commenter - disgusted by the picture - suggested the photo "should've been hidden".
"C'mon AFP you should know better," Darcy Ryan wrote.
But AFP bit back.
"In the words of Lizzo - Truth hurts Darcy Ryan," they wrote.
Here's the full picture the thousands were praising and complaining about.