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This is what 100kg of methamphetamine looks like

This is what 100kg of methamphetamine looks like, concealed in the false floor of a shipping container that arrived from China
This is what 100kg of methamphetamine looks like, concealed in the false floor of a shipping container that arrived from China Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

A JAW-dropping 100kg of methamphetamine has been discovered by Australian customs and federal police, with authorities estimating its value at about $65 million.

The stash was inside a container that arrived in Sydney from China. It was declared as "Kids toys".

A team from Australian Customs and Border Protection Service found the container had a false floor, with a hidden compartment beneath.

"This compartment contained 100kg of a white crystallised substance.

"The crystallised substance when tested indicated a positive reaction to methamphetamine."

Two people -- a 30-year-old from Hong Kong and a 37-year-old Malaysian -- were arrested in a car park in the Sydney suburb of Prestons.

Customs and AFP officers targeted the area where the shipment was to be delivered.

A block of methamphetamine removed from a 100kg haul found by Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the AFP
A block of methamphetamine removed from a 100kg haul found by Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the AFP Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

AFP Acting Manager Serious and Organised Crime Arthur Moerman said the seizure showed how well Australian authorities worked together.

"Those that seek to import dangerous drugs such as methamphetamine will continue to face the combined efforts of Australian law enforcement partners," Acting Commander Moerman said.

Customs Regional Commander for NSW Tim Fitzgerald said it was a "complex concealment" that required Customs' "expert x-ray image analysis".

The pair faced court last week charged with importing large amounts of a border controlled drug, attempted possession and aiding and abetting its importation.
 

Topics:  afp customs drugs editors picks methampethamine



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