Man’s $200MILLION car crash: Van slams into parked police cars – only for officers to discover 273kg of METH hidden in the back
- A man was allegedly caught with $200million of methylamphetamine in van
- He was arrested after a white van slammed into police cars outside the station
- Police found moving boxes in the back filled with bags of the deadly drug
A 28-year-old man was allegedly caught with more than $200million worth of methylamphetamine after his van crashed into a parked police car.
The Toyota HiAce allegedly hit police cars that were parked outside the police station on Ethel Street in the north-western Sydney suburb of Eastwood around 10.30am on Monday.
One of the police vehicles was significantly damaged, but no one was injured.
During the search, police found multiple moving boxes filled with bags of methylamphetamine
The van was later stopped and searched on Church Street, Ryde, at about 11.30am.
During the search, police found multiple moving boxes filled with bags of methylamphetamine.
In total, police seized 273kg of ice, which has an estimated street value of more than $200million.
Police also seized the van for extensive forensic examination.
The driver, a 28-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Ryde Police Station.
He was charged with large commercial drug supply, negligent driving, and not give particulars to police.
In total, police seized 273kg of ice, which has an estimated potential street value of more than $200million
The boxes were uncovered when police searched the van that had been involved in a crash outside a police station
The man was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on Tuesday.
Detectives are appealing for motorists to provide dash cam footage from the area between 10.30am and 11.30am, as well as any CCTV or other vision, or information about the van’s movements throughout the morning.
Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
The driver was charged with large commercial drug supply, negligent driving, and not give particulars to police
The Toyota HiAce allegedly hit police cars that were parked outside the police station on Ethel Street, in Sydney’s north west, around 10.30am on Monday