Drug lab discovered in Melbourne home

Andi Yu

An illegal drug laboratory making substances including steroids and the party drug MDMA has been discovered at a home in western Melbourne, the Australian Border Force says.

ABF officers followed a trail to the alleged Point Cook operation after detecting a pill press machine in air cargo that came to Sydney from Hong Kong.

"These are dangerous chemicals, usually manufactured by criminals in unsafe and unhygienic conditions," ABF Investigations commander Graeme Grosse said on Saturday.