Close to $100 million worth of methamphetamine found in heaters and barbeques on Sydney cargo ship

Close to $100 million worth of methamphetamine (ice) been found concealed in electric barbeque grills and water heaters on a cargo ship docked in Sydney.

Police officers intercepted the Thai cargo vessel at Port Botany, where 62 large cardboard boxes were searched after the Australian Border Force (ABF) noted inconsistencies in the consignment details.

Once opened, officers found 316 kilograms of a crystallised substance which returned a “presumptive positive result” for methylamphetamine (ice), with an estimated street value of $94.5 million.

ABF officials have now brought in NSW Police Organised Crime Squad detectives and, Federal Police and the NSW Crime Commission to assist with the investigation.

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