JAKARTA  - Indonesian authorities have made their biggest ecstasy bust in 10 years, seizing more than one million pills with a street value estimated at $45 million, officials and reports said Tuesday. The drugs were found in a shipping container from China, a spokesman for the National Narcotics Agency, Sumirat Dwiyanto, told AFP. "On Monday, around 1.4 million ecstasy pills in a 20-foot shipping container were discovered hidden under boxes of aquarium accessories," he said. "This is the biggest haul found in the last 10 years." Dwiyanto declined to put a value on the drugs.

After intercepting the drugs, narcotics officers followed a delivery truck from the port where the container had been delivered in Jakarta to a warehouse, later arresting eight Indonesians in connection with the haul.

Indonesia enforces stiff penalties including death by firing squad, for drug trafficking.