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    Thai Exports To Australia on the up


    ustralian officials have seized the nation's largest haul of methamphetamine at the Melbourne waterfront in a shipment of almost 1.8 tons of the illicit drug hidden in stereo speakers shipped from Bangkok, authorities said on Friday.
    In total, 1.759 tons of the drug in a form known as crystal meth, or ice, and 37 kg (82 lbs) of heroin was seized in the recent shipment, Australian Border Force said in a statement.
    The drugs had an estimated street value of A$1.2 billion (658 million) and A$19 million (10.5 million) respectively, the statement said.
    Police have yet to make an arrest.
    Australia is being increasingly targeted by international drug cartels because of the relatively high prices Australians are prepared to pay for illicit drugs.


    Australian officials say they have seized the nation's largest haul of methamphetamine at the Melbourne waterfront CREDIT: AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE VIA AP

    Illicit drugs other than cannabis had been seen as a problem of large cities, but ice is now having a devastating effect on regional and rural communities.
    Australian Border Force Regional Commander Craig Palmer said the record detection would have a significant impact on the drug supply in Victoria state.
    "Without the sophisticated targeting and detection capabilities of the ABF, these drugs would have made it to the streets of Melbourne and beyond," Mr Palmer said.


    The drugs were discovered in a stereo system CREDIT: AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE VIA AP

    "This is the largest meth bust we've ever seen in this country and demonstrates not only the brazen nature of those involved in this criminal activity, but the resolve of the ABF in Victoria and around the country to stop these imports," he added.


    Thai deputy police spokesman Col. Krissana Pattanacharoen said police in Bangkok had just received reports of the drug seizure and were ready to cooperate with Australian police.
    A US State Department report this year said Thailand was not a major producer of illegal drugs but was a destination and a transit point for trafficking.



    Australian officials have seized the nation's largest haul of methamphetamine at the Melbourne waterfront in a shipment of almost 1.8 tons of the illicit drug hidden in stereo speakers shipped from Bangkok, authorities said on Friday.


    In total, 1.759 tons of the drug in a form known as crystal meth, or ice, and 37 kg (82 lbs) of heroin was seized in the recent shipment, Australian Border Force said in a statement.


    The drugs had an estimated street value of A$1.2 billion (658 million) and A$19 million (10.5 million) respectively, the statement said.


    Police have yet to make an arrest.


    Australia is being increasingly targeted by international drug cartels because of the relatively high prices Australians are prepared to pay for illicit drugs.


    Australian officials say they have seized the nation's largest haul of methamphetamine at the Melbourne waterfront
    Australian officials say they have seized the nation's largest haul of methamphetamine at the Melbourne waterfront CREDIT: AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE VIA AP
    Illicit drugs other than cannabis had been seen as a problem of large cities, but ice is now having a devastating effect on regional and rural communities.


    Australian Border Force Regional Commander Craig Palmer said the record detection would have a significant impact on the drug supply in Victoria state.


    "Without the sophisticated targeting and detection capabilities of the ABF, these drugs would have made it to the streets of Melbourne and beyond," Mr Palmer said.


    The drugs were discovered in a stereo system



    "This is the largest meth bust we've ever seen in this country and demonstrates not only the brazen nature of those involved in this criminal activity, but the resolve of the ABF in Victoria and around the country to stop these imports," he added.


    Thai deputy police spokesman Col. Krissana Pattanacharoen said police in Bangkok had just received reports of the drug seizure and were ready to cooperate with Australian police.


    A US State Department report this year said Thailand was not a major producer of illegal drugs but was a destination and a transit point for trafficking.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/07/australia-makes-biggest-ever-methamphetamine-bust-drugs-found/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    1.8 tons of the illicit drug
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    estimated street value of A$1.2 billion (658 million)
    I'm sure the Aussie cops will have had this thought too: This is a big operation, but only a fool puts all his eggs in one basket, so where's the rest of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Thai deputy police spokesman Col. Krissana Pattanacharoen said police in Bangkok had just received reports of the drug seizure and were ready to cooperate with Australian police.
    Oh well, plenty more in the store loom.

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