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Image caption Police said the plane had flown to Papua New Guinea from North Queensland. Police say a small plane that crashed shortly after take-off in Papua New Guinea had been overloaded with cocaine destined for the Australian market. Officers say the "greed" of the drugs gang played a part in their downfall. It is believed the Cessna had been carrying more than 500kg (1,100lb) of cocaine worth A$80m ($57m; £44m) when it crashed on Monday. Five men, all allegedly members of a Melbourne-based crime syndicate, have been arrested. In a statement, Australian police said the gang had been under surveillance for two years. The light plane had taken off from Mareeba in North Queensland on Sun... Full story

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