Illegal sandalwood distilling plant uncovered
Authorities have uncovered a sophisticated illegal sandalwood processing plant at a property in Western Australia. The Department of Parks and Wildlife worked with WA Police to pounce on the clandestine sandalwood oil distillery. Authorities remain tight lipped about where the illegal set-up was found, except to say it was east of Perth. The operation led to the seizure of distilling equipment and more than 6 tonnes of allegedly illegally harvested sandalwood, worth about $260,000.