OVER 1.6 TONNES METH FOUND IN SHIP­MENT FROM THAI­LAND

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - TIT BITS -

AUS­TRALIA (DAILY MAIL),07 JUNE 2019 - Aus­tralian au­thor­i­ties have seized the coun­try’s largest on­shore ice ship­ment in his­tory.

Bor­der Force of­fi­cers de­tected al­most 1.6 tonnes of the drug - with a street value of over $1.2bil­lion hid­den in speakers sent from Bangkok, thai­land.

Of­fi­cers picked the cargo ship­ment for fur­ther in­spec­tion in a tar­get­ing oper­a­tion and, af­ter be­ing x-rayed at Mel­bourne Con­tainer Ex­am­i­na­tion Fa­cil­ity, they no­ticed anom­alies in the speakers.

They then took the speakers apart and found vac­uum-sealed bags of the drug in­side.

ABF Re­gional Com­man­der Vic­to­ria Craig Palmer said the record de­tec­tion - equiv­a­lent to 16 mil­lion drug deals - would have a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on drug sup­ply.

‘With­out the so­phis­ti­cated tar­get­ing and de­tec­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the ABF, th­ese drugs would have made it to the streets of Mel­bourne and beyond,’ Com­man­der Palmer said.

‘This is the largest meth bust we’ve ever seen in this coun­try and demon­strates not only the brazen na­ture of those in­volved in this crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity, but the re­solve of the ABF in Vic­to­ria and around the coun­try to stop th­ese im­ports,’ he said.

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