NSW Police Uncover $100 Million Ice Shipment In Sydney
Australian authorities have uncovered a major drug syndicate in Sydney’s south-west after they found more than $100 million of the drug ice at a warehouse, hidden inside packages of tea in metal machinery.
Three international men, a 22-year-old Chinese national and two Taiwanese nationals were arrested and charged over the 22kg haul of crystal methamphetamine that police believe was shipped to Sydney from Malaysia on a shipping container on April 21.
It’s believed that the trio all travelled to Australia with the sole purpose of receiving and distributing the drug shipment.
The drugs arrived in Sydney concealed in two metal lathes which were examined and x-rayed by Australian Border Force officials as they arrived in the Port Botany Container Examination Facility. The 20kg of ice, which was hidden in a sophisticated manner in packets marked as tea, was not found until further examination was carried out.
Authorities managed to track the shipment to Kingsgrove on Wednesday where they arrested the three men.
“This operation once again demonstrated the effectiveness of the ABFs ability to detect illicit drugs at the border and highlights the success of our collaborative approach to fighting organised crime,” said ABF Regional Commander NSW Danielle Yannopoulos.
The men are expected to face Central Local Court later today on drug importation charges.