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.
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