Australia seizes big crystal meth haul from China
SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian police said on Friday they have seized methamphetamine with a street value of A$200 million (S$236 million) concealed in the tyres of a truck from China.
The 200kg bust was made at Port Melbourne with three dock workers arrested.
Police said the operation involved taskforces in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with the shipment identified as high-risk ahead of its arrival at the port on October 1 and subsequent raids on a factory and properties in the city.
"This seizure has prevented more than A$200 million of this substance from being on the streets of our towns and cities in Australia," said Australian Federal Police Commander Scott Lee.