Australia and US seize largest ever meth shipment

09 February, 2019, 04:44 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Record US meth haul intercepted by Australian authorities

Australian authorities said the seizure was the largest haul of methamphetamine ever recovered in the us, the equivalent of 17 million individual hits.

Another 25 kilograms of cocaine, worth about $9.5 million, and 5kg of heroin valued at $2.6 million, was also uncovered in the shipment of 850 vehicle audio parts.

It is the largest-ever seizure of the drug in the United States and the largest-ever seizure of meth bound for Australia.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer removes methamphetamine from a loudspeaker on January 11, 2019 at the Los Angeles-Long Beach seaport. Australian officials said the total street value of the haul was $1.29 billion.

Australian authorities said Friday the joint U.S. Two of those arrested are Americans: a 52-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman. The drugs were in two containers that were destined for Australia.

The previous record of seized methylamphetamine bound for Australia was 1.3 tonnes found in Western Australia in December 2017.

Two U.S. citizens and four Australian citizens were arrested as part of the bust.


"They have been sending smaller amounts over the years". "Luckily we worked with our USA buddies and were able to stop the shipment before it reached our shores".

Assistant Commissioner Hill is urging ice users to get help. Police said the raid in the Melbourne suburb of Woodstock in which they were arrested also found "hundreds of thousands of dollars of proceeds of crime".

"They are one of the major and most powerful organised crime cartels now operating", Mr Hill said.

The Echo Task Force then continued to investigate the drug possession, and following this, police began to investigate the possible involvement of Australian gangs, which lead police to the discovery of the drugs and the arrests.

Search warrants were also carried out by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia where a significant quantity of suspected proceeds of crime were seized.

Three of those arrested, including the American couple, were due to appear in a Melbourne court Friday on a charge of attempting to import controlled drugs.

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