HUFFINGTON POST – Australian authorities said on Monday they had seized A$1.25 billion ($890.5 million) worth of liquid methamphetamine, or “ice,” their largest haul of illicit drugs in two years.
Four Chinese nationals, three of them from Hong Kong, have been charged over their alleged role in the importation and manufacture of 720 liters of the drug, which were hidden inside gel bra inserts and art supplies.
The drugs were seized at several locations in Sydney, including a shipping container sent from Hong Kong, authorities said.
“This is the largest seizure of liquid methamphetamine in Australia‘s history and one of the largest drug seizures in our country’s history,” Justice Minister Michael Keenan told reporters in Sydney.
He said the seizure was the result of a joint investigation between Australian authorities and the Chinese National Narcotics Control Commission.
The haul was biggest in Australia since 2014, when police seized around $1.5 billion in ecstasy and methamphetamines imported from Europe.