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720 Liters of Methamphetamine Seized in Australia
   2016-02-15 19:28:33    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Li Shaotong

Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan (2nd R) speaks at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Sydney, Australia, Feb. 15, 2016. A joint anti-narcotic operation has arrested four suspects who attempted to smuggle in over 1 billion Australian dollars worth of liquid methamphetamine, or Ice. [Photo: Xinhua]

Police in Australia have seized 720 liters of methamphetamine worth over 730 million U.S. dollars.

This marks the country's largest haul of the illicit drug.

Michael Keenan, Australian Justice Minister, said such a successful seizure is the result of joint cooperation between relevant departments from both China and Australia.

"This largest seizure of liquid methamphetamine to date is the result of organised criminals targeting the lucrative Australian ice market from offshore. And very importantly the operation has been informed by the very successful efforts of the Australian Federal Police and Chinese (National) Narcotics Control Commission joint operation Task Force Blaze, that we established in November last year specifically to target the international ice-smuggling market."

He added that the seizure has resulted in 3.6 million individual hits of the drug worth over 900 million U.S. dollars being taken off the streets.

So far, 3 suspects from Hong Kong and another one from the Chinese mainland have been put under police custody, and they will stand trial in Sydney next month.

An earlier statement from Australia Federal Police said the 4 suspects hid the drug in boxes of silicon bra inserts and art supplies, and stored them separately in 5 hideouts in Sydney.

They face a potential life sentence if convicted.


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