OVER 1.6 TONNES METH FOUND IN SHIPMENT FROM THAILAND
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.