Crystal meth worth nearly AUD$100 million found on Thai cargo ship in Sydney

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Drugs worth nearly A$100 million dollars have been found hidden in heaters and barbecues on a Thai cargo ship docked in Sydney. It’s understood the drugs were discovered inside electric barbecue grills and water heaters.

9News reports that the Thai vessel was intercepted by police officers at Sydney’s Port Botany, with the authorities searching 62 large cardboard boxes after inconsistencies were noted in the consignment information. Officers found over 300 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (ice), with an estimated street value of AUD$94.5 million.

The Organised Crime division of New South Wales Police is now investigating, alongside Federal Police and the New South Wales Crime Commission.


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  1. Australia in competition with the US Drugs Consumer Market ? Wow and it’s the worst kind of drug “Crystal Meth” which provides Australia with a complete new enviroment of violence and crime. The “Kitchen” cooking this shit up in Thailand / Myanmar / Laos must have some pretty good connections in order to get it on the Freighter to Australia.

  2. Demand in Australia fuels such high volume smuggling that has been going for decades.Many countries,even the powerful country like America can never stamp out illegal drug use due to demand.

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