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Australia's billion-dollar drug bust: liquid meth hidden in bras, art supplies

Australia's billion-dollar drug bust: liquid meth hidden in bras, art supplies
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Australian authorities seize one billion dollars worth of liquid amphetamine hidden inside gel bra inserts and art supplies.

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Federal police have carried out the largest drugs bust of liquid amphetamine in Australian history.

Over one billion dollars worth of “ice” — as it’s known — was found hidden inside gel bra inserts and art supplies in a number of locations across Sydney.

Four Chinese nationals, three of whom hail from Hong Kong, were charged on suspicion of involvement in a drug syndicate.

Australian Federal Police said:
“The joint organised crime group operation began in December last year when the Australian Border Force examined a shipping container out of Hong Kong. That shipping container was found to contain gel bra inserts, and hidden inside those gel bra inserts was 190 litres of liquid methamphetamine.”

Four people charged over one of biggest drug busts in Australia’s history. $1 billion of ice was netted. #9Newspic.twitter.com/3if23w4Otq

— Nine News Brisbane (@9NewsBrisbane) February 15, 2016

The ring allegedly imported 720 litres of meth into the state of New South Wales.

Last year, Australian authorities set up a national task force to tackle a crystal methamphetamine “epidemic” after finding around 2.1 percent of the population had sampled the drug in some form in 2014.

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