23rd April 05:58 PM
Australia and US make record crystal meth bust
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 10/02/2019
A collection of containers used to conceal the stash of crystal meth, heroine and cocaine [Photo: Australian Federal Police]

Australian police have arrested six people in Victoria and New South Wales after the biggest seizure of crystal methamphetamine in US history.

Authorities say the 1,728kg stash ‑ the largest ever intercepted drug shipment to Australia ‑ was found in January at a port in California.

The haul is said to be equivalent to 17 million doses and worth an estimated A$1.29bn.

Among the suspects are two Americans: a 52‑year‑old man and a 46‑year‑old woman.

Australian Federal Police (AFP) say they were found with "hundreds of thousands of dollars of proceeds of crime" during a raid in Melbourne.

They are believed to be involved with a US‑based crime syndicate that tried to smuggle the drugs in containers marked as carrying audio equipment.

[Source: BBC]

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