Australia Seizes Record $525 Million Drug Haul

Australian police on Tuesday seized a record half a tonne of the drug ice and heroin worth up to $525 million hidden in a shipment of terracotta pots from Thailand.

Seven people, including four from Hong Kong, were arrested after a year-long investigation following a tip-off from U.S. authorities, police said.

The 306 kg of methamphetamine, also known as ice, was Australia’s biggest seizure of the drug, while the 252 kg of heroin was the nation’s third largest-haul of heroin.

“At the end of the day, there’s a lot of ‘Mr. Mediums’ and ‘Mr. Littles’ that work with ‘Mr. Big’,” Deputy Commissioner Andrew Colvin told reporters. “I think we’ve got a good combination of the people responsible for this importation.”

Source: The Star