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Ice haul sees 300kg of drugs worth $100million left abandoned on a Sydney wharf

Incredible ice haul sees 300kg of drugs worth $100million left ABANDONED on a Sydney wharf hidden in electric barbecue grills imported from Thailand

  • Ice was found in electric BBQ grills and water heaters imported from Thailand
  • Australian Border Force officials found the haul at Port Botany on May 4 
  • It contained 316kg of methylamphetamine, an estimated street value of $94.5m

Almost $100million worth of the illicit drug ice has been found hidden in electric barbecue grills and water heaters imported from Thailand. 

Australian Border Force found the haul in a consignment that came by sea cargo at Port Botany from Thailand on May 4. 

NSW Police said it was in 62 large cardboard boxes labelled as food items and electric grills – with pictures show small BBQs stuffed with white crystals.

NSW Police said it was discovered in 62 large cardboard boxes labelled food items and electric barbecue grills

The consignment allegedly contained 316kg of methylamphetamine, with an estimated potential street value of $94.5million

The consignment allegedly contained 316kg of methylamphetamine, with an estimated potential street value of $94.5million

During a subsequent deconstruction, the consignment was found to contain about 316kg of a crystallised substance which was then tested

During a subsequent deconstruction, the consignment was found to contain about 316kg of a crystallised substance which was then tested 

The consignment was examined by ABF officers, who noted inconsistencies.

During a deconstruction, the consignment was found to contain about 316kg of a crystallised substance which was then tested. 

The haul allegedly contained 316kg of methylamphetamine, with an estimated potential street value of $94.5 million. 

‘Sometimes a cartel will get nervous about a shipment and just leave it,’ a law enforcement source told The Daily Telegraph.

‘Other times the crooks who have to pick it up are arrested for something else and can’t get word out about the shipment. They can get cold feet for any number of reasons.’

‘You would expect someone in Sydney expecting a major shipment like this is going to be pretty angry when it doesn’t show up,’ he said. 

Strike Force Kansa has been established and as joint investigations continue, police are urging anyone with information about the import to come forward. 

Police are hoping that anyone with any information about the drugs will contact them.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Strike Force Kansa has been established and as joint investigations continue, police are urging anyone with information about the import to come forward

Strike Force Kansa has been established and as joint investigations continue, police are urging anyone with information about the import to come forward

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