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$1.3 Billion Dollars Worth Of Ice Seized And Six Arrested

An astonishing 1.7 tonnes of ice has been stopped reaching Australian shores, with police making six arrests in NSW and Victoria.

The ice, which would have had a street value of $1.3 billion or approximately 17 million separate drug deals, was coming from America.

It is the largest haul of methylamphetamine ever seized in either country.

The ice had been disguised as audio equipment, with police sharing vision of the drugs being removed from what looks like a stereo speaker. The pallets of equipment containing the drugs had Californian electronics company shipping stickers on them.

On Thursday, police swooped on properties in Woodstock, Pakenham and Campbellfield, north of Melbourne, as well as two locations in Western Sydney to make the arrests, which included both men and women.

The Age reported that four people arrested were in Victoria, with two being American nationals who are husband and wife.

The arrests in Sydney were a 31-year-old Australian national and a 25-year-old man from Bonnyrigg Heights.

They have all been linked to a crime syndicate in America and are due to appear before a judge on Friday.

Charges laid include attempting to import a commercial quantity of ice, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

The AFP will hold a media conference on Friday with more expected to be released about the breakthrough then.

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