Massive haul of drugs headed for Australia seized at LA/Long Beach Seaport

Massive haul of drugs headed for Australia seized at LA/Long Beach Seaport

It is the single largest seizure of methamphetamine heading Down Under and the largest domestic bust of the drug on United States soil.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said 3,800 pounds of the drug were seized mid-January at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex along with smaller amounts of cocaine and heroin.

One of the containers authorities say contained close to two tons of methamphetamine and other drugs.

The drugs were hidden in metal boxes labelled as loudspeakers.

Police also found 25 kilograms of cocaine, worth $9.5 million, and five kilograms of heroin, worth $2.6 million, in the same shipment as the methylamphetamine.

Australian police arrested six people following the drugs bust which authorities said would have provided around 17 million hits of the substance also known as ice.

As part of their investigation, the Australian Federal Police and police in the southern state of Victoria arrested six people, including an American couple living in the Melbourne suburb of Woodstock.

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The Herald understands the men were involved in the syndicate's alleged drug distribution in Sydney.

Three fronted court on Friday on charges including attempted drug importation and possession.

Commissioner Hill said police believe Mexican cartels are targeting the country, but the identities of the cartels have not been disclosed.

"This is the largest seizure of ice bound for Australia ever". We have averted a tsunami of ice to Australia. This is now flagging intent Australia is now being targeted.

"We've got money, and we're willing to pay more for our drugs than anywhere else in the world". Two of those arrested, a 52-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, are Americans.

The Australian investigation unit was made up of the AFP, Victoria Police, the Australian Border Force (ABF), the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and the Department of Home Affairs.

Search warrants were also carried out by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia where a significant quantity of suspected proceeds of crime were seized.

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