Police seize $1.29 billion drug haul bound for Australia
Authorities have seized a record 1.7 tonnes of ice bound for Australia, carrying an estimated street value of $1.29 billion.
It is the single largest seizure of methamphetamine heading Down Under and the largest domestic bust of the drug on US soil.
Police said the raids stopped more than 17 million potential drug deals.
Two American nationals were among six people arrested in Australia yesterday; four in Victoria and two in NSW.
A joint taskforce of Australian Federal Police, Border Force and Victoria Police raided properties across Melbourne yesterday at Woodstock, Pakenham and Campbellfield.
Pallets of electronic equipment were being dismantled and X-rayed in the car park at two Campbellfield factories yesterday.
The pallets bore a shipping sticker bearing the name of a Californian electronics company.