Photo Story: Record seizure of drugs in Melbourne

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A handout photo made available by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on 07 June 2019 shows sealed packages containing illegal drugs in sound speakers after they were seized in Melbourne, Australia.

Almost 1.6 tons of illegal drugs were seized after a shipping container originating from Bangkok, Thailand was inspected by the Australian Border Force officers and it is being considered  the largest onshore methylamphetamine seizure in Australia.

Largest onshore methylamphetamine seizure in Australia

The speakers were found to contain 1.596 tons of methylamphetamine, also known as ice, and 37 kilograms heroin, with estimated street values of 1.197 billion and 18.5 million Australian dollars (around 834.5 million and 12.89 million US dollars).

Largest onshore methylamphetamine seizure in Australia

Photos: EPA-EFE/AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE HANDOUT

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