Australian Cops Seize Ecstasy Shipment Hidden inside PS2

Opening up your game console usually voids the warranty – especially if you then proceed to stuff it with illegal substances.

As reported by the Courier Mail, police in Australia have arrested three men after finding 3,400 ecstasy tablets concealed inside a PlayStation 2 that was shipped to their residence in Surfers Paradise.

Don’t expect to see these guys hanging ten anytime soon. The maximum penalty is life in prison and/or an $825,000 fine.

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  1. DeepThorn says:

    Officer, what gave it away?  Ah shucks, I just need this stuff to swallow the load of crap the ESA is shoveling down my throat… Wait, does that effect Australia too?

  2. Kincyr says:

    makes me wonder if the cops just let it rot in an evidence locker where someone might take it, or eventually dispose of it in a manner that anyone in their right mind won’t attempt to recover it, such as mixing it in with raw sewage or cyanide, or… throwing it in a volcano?

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  3. Clever says:

    haha I suppose I am a bit harsh on it – there are some very nice things about it but most of those go out the window as soon as it gets dark. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fun place to party – but smuggling in that many pills is evidence enough of a lot of the problems there.

  4. Untouchable says:

    Well, I’m sure that Surfers Paradise serves another purpose. I’m assuming that you’re a resident there or in the surrounding area?




  5. Clever says:

    For those of you that don’t know Surfer’s is pretty much a party town as in that is it’s entire reason for existence. It has no other purpose. The beaches are nice… but you can’t surf in the morning anymore without having to step through broken glass in the sand… so really it’s more of a "Staff Infection Paradise"… we were going to put that on the postcards but decided against it… I’m glad they made a decent bust, the drug problem here is horrendous. But it’s still just a drop in the ocean…

  6. Twin-Skies says:

    I’m just happy this dealer hasn’t resorted to using a human carrier

    An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

  7. HarmlessBunny says:

    Gasp some idiots decided to do that? Actually not that surprised. Drug dealers are the worst out there… Maybe they can call a certain old narcassistic crackpot lawyer for some advice before that lawyer loses their ability to practice law 😛

    "Umm…grand theft auto made me do it?"

    "Shit. I don’t think the cops are buying it this time, Bruce."

    "Ummm it was..err…Saints Row and Sims 2? Oh and Game Politics!"

    "Whoa, I think they nodded their heads…this might work!"

  8. Untouchable says:

    They probably won’t get life but I think that it’s likely that they’ll get about 15 years for exporting that much into the country.



  9. Xveers says:

    Yeah… well, not suprising that they chose this method. Not suprised that they got busted either.


    Best keep your wits about you: The gears of life are always spinning, and ignorance eventually means you’ll get caught in them.

  10. Muetank says:

    Man, my ps2 never had a drug problem. My Nintendo on the other hand is SOOO stoned right now. That NES is such a party animal.

    Oh no! They’re biting him… and stealing his pants!

  11. hellfire7885 says:

    He doesn’t need to, but you better start saving up so you can, since it’s obvious you plan to keep calling yourself an attorney well after the 25th, despite reality.

  12. DavCube says:

    Zelnick isn’t a part of Sony. He’s the head of T2/RS. All the companies aren’t part of a single entity, Mr. Thompson.

    What about you? Did you depose the President? Did you "figuratively" destroy the Florida Bar? Has there been an epidemic of slingshot injuries? Those were things you promised us, and you’re supposed to be the ‘big important lawyer man.’ What happened?

    Oh, right, you got self-obsessed and blew that reverse digestive system you call a mouth into overdrive in some attempt to make yourself feel special. That’s what children do, Mr. Thompson. Are you a child? Because you could have fooled me.

    David "DavCube" Gagnon, Mature Human Being, and You’re Not.

  13. Chuma says:

    Seriously Jack, have you looked at yourself lately???  You are nothing more than a forum troll here.  Is that what your life is reduced to?  Getting attention from a group of gamers discussing politics?

    I think it is high time you took a long hard look in the mirror and ask yourself what the hell you have done with your life because frankly to fall from grace so hard has to have knocked a LITTLE sense into you.

    You no longer have a career, you threw away any credibility you had a long while ago but now you are just coming off as a whack-job.  Do yourself a BIG favour; go away, get your life sorted out and think about what sort of an example you are setting to your son as a father.

  14. Automancer says:

    Huh, here I thought Jack only responded to articles with his name in the tagline. Why would somebody ruin a perfectly good PS2 for something so… pointless.

    Automancer, You Don’t Know What I Am

  15. Erik says:

    Last I heard Strauss Zelnick hasn’t been in any legal trouble.  You on the other hand, have you paid yout 40k fine like a good little disbarred loser?

    -Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person’s fear of their own freedom-

  16. Xveers says:

    In tribute to Slashdot…

    -1 for not RTFA, -1 for Troll, -1 for Offtopic, -1 for relavance, and -1 for sheer "buh?" factor.

    Anyhow Jack, shouldn’t you be informing your clients you’ll no longer be able to legally represent them? Oh, yeah. Don’t have any of those…


    Best keep your wits about you: The gears of life are always spinning, and ignorance eventually means you’ll get caught in them.

  17. Kincyr says:

    ‘Alibi’, Jack. Look it up. Seriously, how could you have been an attorney and not know what that means?

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  18. wiregr says:

    That looks like one of the old, bulky PS2s. Obviously they’d be caught. I mean, who really uses those anymore except to ship drugs? Nearly everyone has one of the slim versions now. They really should have sent a PS3. I mean, sure, it would’ve been more expensive but think about it: "Who would spend that much and then destroy a PS3 just to ship drugs?"

  19. Father Time says:

    You don’t need ecstasy to have fun with a PS2 but oh well.

    I wonder how they found out.

    ‘Suspects were found tilting the console and "blowing" into it, not realizing it was a PS2.’


    ‘Suspects were playing Katamari Damacy and complaining that the game was too bland and generic.’


    God created alcohol so that the Scottish and the Irish could never take over the world. -Chris ‘Jedi’ Knight

  20. J.Alpha.Gamma says:

    No frontal lobes to fry.

    Only a baked potato trying to pretend to be one. Needless to say, it’s not working.

    Where’s the butter?

  21. Ashkihyena says:

    Nice Thompson, though I’m not to surprised given that you once said, and I quote "are all you gamers on drugs?"  Yeah, nice, but, I shouldn’t expect any less from you.  Hear that Jack, thats the reason you’re getting disbarred permently in a few days, times counting down for you.

  22. DavCube says:

    Mr. Thompson, it’s comments like that which got you into this mess you’re trying to dig yourself out of in the first place. Seriously, do you even think you’re being clever? If you were about seven years old, then maybe it would for YOU.

    Stop insinuating that everyone who speaks against you is a gay drug addict that should be legally executed and THEN people might actually treat you with an iota of respect. That IS when someone deserves it, or did you not learn that golden rule when you were in elementary school?

    Remember, those were YOUR insinuations. YOUR words. Not mine. "Sweetie."

    David "DavCube" Gagnon, Mature Human Being, and You’re Not.

  23. MartyB says:

     Guys, the Real problem here, is what will jack change his username to, 

    since he won’t be an attorney anymore,

    so i’m thinking in the lines of, Jack Thompson Disbarred Attorney and You Are Not


  24. kielejocain says:

    Guys, leave Mr. Thompson alone.  He’s too busy saving the world to hang around here and…



    oh, right.

  25. C. Aaron Browbowski Jr. says:

    seriously are you even the Jack-off Thompson?!

    Jesus Jack Jones Thompson…. is dead… (funeral udruge, followed by Celebrate 😀 )

  26. Zevorick says:

    But he’s right. Obviously these guys have trained hardcore in Geometry similators they’ve gotten from walmart (selling mature rated Geometry rated titles such as Grand Theft Octagon, Saints Pythagorean Theorem, and Mortal Hexagon to minors…). They’ve been trained to know you can put more things into bigger boxes than in smaller boxes! They’ve been shown the horrendous theory of area, and are tainted for it.

    I just want you to know, Mr. Thompson, that I’ll be working with you to get these wicked Geometry similators off the streets so we won’t have people using this knowledge for more evil. Before we both know it, we’ll have children filling boxes with other evil objects, such as rock and roll albums!

  27. Adamas Draconis says:

    Simple deduction Jackie boi. One look at the Xbox cabinet makes it obvious it’s larger then the PS2(especially the slimline models.)

    P.S. you have…what T -9 days and counting?

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  28. Erik says:

    For one who throws around threats of libel you sure do open yourself up to being charged with it yourself.  Are you really that stupid?  Has all the gay porn fried your frontal lobes?

    -Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person’s fear of their own freedom-

  29. Austin_Lewis says:

    Wow Jack, what a great insult.  Any more you’d like to unload on us?  Maybe something about how we don’t have law degrees, but that doesn’t matter because in a few days yours will be worth less than the paper you printed it on?

    How about a joke about homosexuality while you’re at it, eh Jack?

    GP: Austin, I zapped the last part of this. Please e-mail me.

  30. Kincyr says:

    your lack of the ability to compare the physical sizes of two different objects amuses me.

    岩「…Ace beats Jack」

  31. Mnementh2230 says:

     Yeah, we would know – because we’re the type of people who are knowledgable enough to take apart our consoles and mess around with the insides

    Your attempt at an insulting insinuation FAILS.


  32. sortableturnip says:

    How’s that running for President of the Florida Gay Bar going?  What about that "smoking gun" evidence regarding Judge Tunis?  What about those websites you were going to create?

    Does JT ever get a response?  Does he ever finish anything?

    I could make a crude joke about his wife here but I won’t.

  33. C. Aaron Browbowski Jr. says:

    no actually it goes like "nub, nub, nub, nub," ‘eightball " NUB " ,’ kill

    Jesus Jack Jones Thompson…. is dead… (funeral udruge, followed by Celebrate 😀 )

  34. Twin-Skies says:

    Lots of room maybe, but I am not stashing anything in that oven!

    An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

  35. Freyar says:

    It made me laugh.. I needed it, especially after the issues with Far Cry 2, X3: TC, as well as the stupid ESA.

    —- There is a limit for both politicians against video games, and video games against politicians.

  36. ezbiker555 says:

    HOLY CRAP! That’s where my stash wen….

    I mean, isn’t that funny. Hahah

    Serously, thats pretty crazy thing to do. Just wait, i bet drug dealers will use the ps3 or the 360 next time.





    _________________________ And the rain will kill us all… We throw ourselves against the walls.. but no one else can see…. the preservation of the martyr in me…. Psychosocial

  37. gamegod25 says:

    AH HAH! I’ve always wondered why PS2 sales are still so high. That’s who’s been buying them…drug dealers!

  38. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Bastards shouldn’t be using perfectly good game consoles to ship drugs…They should use them to ship tiny Asian prostitutes. XD j/king.

    Game on, brothers and sisters.

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