More than 720 litres of liquid methamphetamine have been seized in Australia – believed to be one of largest drug finds in the country’s history. The £620-million (A$1,26-billion) stash was smuggled from China and had been hidden in bottles of glue and inside gel bra inserts.
Police estimate it could have been used to create 500kg of high-grade crystal meth, which equates to about 3,6-million doses.
Some 190 litres of the drug was hidden in boxes of bra pads.
Four suspects from Hong Kong have been charged in Sydney over the import, and face a potential life sentence if convicted. They will appear in court next month.
Michael Keenan, Australia’s justice minister, described the seizure as “a devastating blow for the organised criminal gangs that peddle in ice (crystal meth)”.
The arrests followed a joint operation between the Australian Federal Police and the Chinese Narcotics Control Commission.
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