Record $1.6 billion in illegal drug ‘Ice’ seized at Australian border

Australian police have found a large amount of illegal drug ‘ice’ in the harbor of Sydney. This is worth A$1.6 billion (US$1.1 billion) for him on the road, making it the most important find of its kind in the country.

Australian Border Police inspected a number of sea freight containers that arrived at Sydney’s Port Botany in July.

They found 750 kilograms of methylamphetamine hidden in the marble stone.

Last week, specialist police searched more containers at Port Botany and found another 1,060 kg of meth hidden in the same marble stone way.

In total, more than 1,800 kg of “ice” were seized. This ice is estimated to make him worth over $1.6 billion.

Acting Chief of Operations for State Crime Command, Detective Chief John Watson, Said in a press releaseThe fact that the police seized another tonne of drugs “shows how little this kind of group cares about the welfare of the community.”

He told reporters on August 26 that “insidious drugs” “rip apart people’s lives, families and communities.”

“This kind of money can completely devastate localities and regions and can be distributed across the country.”

ABF Assistant Commissioner Erin Dale said this was the first time authorities had found drugs in the marble shipment.

“Our officers are highly trained and continue to demonstrate their skills in detecting illegal drug imports, no matter what cover-up methods organized crime groups use,” Dale added. rice field.

“I am amazed at the audacity of these people to think they can import such a large amount of harmful drugs into Australia. It’s a big blow for people.”

Police believe an international drug syndicate is behind it and believe the drugs may have come from the Middle East, but no one has been charged with the latest shipment.

“What we’re looking at now is a syndicate that was operating locally on our coast. They had international connections, so we’re looking at that a lot,” Watson said. I got

“I don’t know how long they’ve been running, but it’s certainly a line of research we’d like to understand.”

AAP contributed to the report.

Nina Nguyen


Nina Nguyen is a reporter based in Sydney. She covers Australian news with a focus on social, cultural and identity issues. She is fluent in Vietnamese. Please contact her at [email protected]