Australia is setting new records for all the wrong reasons…with the largest amount of methamphetamines ever seized by police. The 903 kilogram haul has a street value of close to $1 billion.
Police found the drugs hidden inside 70 boxes of wooden floorboards. They had come into the country from Asia via Melbourne port and were stored in a Melbourne warehouse.
At the same time, a huge task force of more than 200 officers raided 28 properties across Sydney and in Canberra and discovered the largest amount of ephedrine ever found.
The 1.4 tonne haul had a street value of $650 million. It was brought into the country in containers labelled as sea salt. Ephedrine is used to make the drug “Ice”.
Police also found $2 million in cash in the record-breaking bust. They allege that the Rebels bikie gang and an Asian organised crime group are behind the drug importing operation.