$1 billion drug bust in Australia

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Meth found in bra inserts and art supplies
01:49 - Source: CNN

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Four charged over the importation and manufacture of 720 liters of methylamphetamine

Drug was seized from a shipment bra inserts and art supplies

CNN  — 

Australian police have seized $1 billion Australian dollars’ worth of the drug “ice” from a shipment of silicon bra inserts and art supplies, the country’s federal police said, worth approximately US$700 million.

According to authorities, the bust is one of the biggest in Australia’s history, and the largest seizure of liquid methylamphetamine ever.

“This has resulted in 3.6 million individual hits of ice being taken off our streets,” said Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan.

Four people have been charged over the haul, which included 720 liters of the drug, the Australian Federal Police said Monday.