America’s biggest ever ice bust worth almost $1.3BILLION is seized – and it was headed for Australia
- American authorities have stopped the largest seizure of ice bound for Australia
- The seizure of 1.7 tonnes has led to six arrests of people in two Australian states
- Officers say the people were allegedly involved in a US-based crime syndicate
Authorities have stopped the largest-ever seizure of ice bound for Australia, carrying an estimated street value of $1.29 billion.
The seizure of 1.7 tonnes of the drug in the US – also the biggest ever domestic seizure of the drug there – has led to six arrests in Victoria and NSW.
Officers from the Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police said the people arrested are allegedly involved with a US-based organised crime syndicate.
Police say the large quantity of ice could have resulted in more than 17 million drug deals.
The seizure of 1.7 tonnes of meth has led to six arrests of people in Victoria and New South Wales on Thursday
The blocks of meth were concealed for shipment, with some hidden inside audio equipment.
A 31-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for his alleged connection to the packages in Hinchinbrook, west of Sydney.
Police allegedly found a drug lab at his South Liverpool Street home when they arrived.
A 25-year-old man was also arrested on Thursday for his alleged connection to the syndicate in Bonnyrigg Heights, west of Sydney.
Authorities from the AFP, Victoria Police and Australian Border Force will address the media on Friday morning.
Police say the large quantity of ice could have resulted to more than 17 million drug deals
The blocks of meth were concealed for shipment with some hidden inside audio equipment
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