The Herald reports:
The New Zealand Navy seized about $235 million of high-grade heroin – then let the smugglers free and hosed the drugs into the ocean.
Hey if we sold it back to the smugglers, then that would almost get us from deficit to surplus. We could call it the Australia solution!
Not wanting to hold on to almost 260kg of heroin, sailors kept small quantities for testing and dumped the rest into the ocean, using a fire hose that ran through a modified green wheelie bin.