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Australian authorities seize $900 million worth of liquid meth

February 15, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Australian authorities seize $900 million worth of liquid meth

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Australian authorities seized $900 million worth of liquid methylamphetamine discovered in shipments of silicon bra inserts and art supplies from China, in what is being called in the largest drug confiscation in the country’s history.

Officials said four people holding Hong Kong passports were arrested in Sydney last month in connection with the import of 190 gallons of the drug, known as Ice in Australia.

“The liquid could have made about 1,100 pounds of high-grade crystal meth,” Australian Federal Police Commander Chris Sheehan said.

The massive stash of liquid meth has an estimated street value of $900 million. Officials also seized 4.4 pounds of the crystallized form of the drug.

Justice Minister Michael Keenan said an investigation between Australian Federal Police and China’s National Narcotics Control Commission helped lead the massive drug haul.

Australian and Chinese authorities established a joint task force in November to investigate criminal syndicates trafficking methamphetamine.

“This largest seizure of liquid methylamphetamine to date is the result of organized criminals targeting the lucrative Australian ice market from offshore,” Keenan told reporters.

The four suspects are expected to appear in a Sydney court next month charged with importing and manufacturing commercial quantities of illegal drugs. Each suspect faces a potential life sentence if convicted.

Keenan said the seizure was one the largest hauls of illicit drugs in Australian history.

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