Bookshelf in suburban home hides secret door to gang's high-tech drugs lab

This innocent-looking bookshelf hides a secret door to a Colombian gang's high-tech drugs lab that lies in a suburban home.

Australian Federal Police found the cellar at a property in Sylvania, Sydney.

This innocent-looking bookshelf hides a secret door to a Colombian gang's high-tech drugs lab that lies in a suburban home.

This innocent-looking bookshelf hides a secret door to a Colombian gang's high-tech drugs lab that lies in a suburban home. (Australian Federal Police)

It was full of cash, replica weapons, tasers and wireless transmitters, police confirmed.

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Cops believed the entire house was custom-built just for drug dealing activity, so they wanted to seize it under the criminal proceeds act.

A 45-year-old, who was the joint-owner of the property, was charged with multiple drug-related offenses including supplying cocaine.

A 45-year-old, who was the joint-owner of the property, was charged with multiple drug-related offenses including supplying cocaine. (Australian Federal Police)

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They launched their investigations after an earlier probe into a Sydney-based Colombian gang who were involved in the laundering of border-controlled drugs.

A 45-year-old, who was the joint-owner of the property, was charged with multiple drug-related offenses including supplying cocaine.

Also the possession of cannabis and dealing in proceeds of crime with a value that reached around $100,000.

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Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years and six months in prison.

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