Australia Seizes Crazy Amount of Meth

1.3K pounds would have sold for $448M
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 28, 2013 8:38 AM CST
Australia Seizes Crazy Amount of Meth
Not the meth in question.   (AP Photo/Drug Enforcement Administration)

Australian police today announced their largest ever seizure of methamphetamine, which was smuggled into Sydney hidden in shipments of chemicals from China. The 1,290 pounds of the drug would have sold for $448 million, according to an official. That's almost double the previous record haul, 675 pounds seized in Sydney in July last year. Three men—an Australian, a Singaporean, and a Hong Kong passport holder—will appear in a Sydney court today charged with attempting to possess the drug. They face life sentences if convicted. (More Australia stories.)

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