drug-seizure

100kg of crystal methamphetamine worth around 100 million Australian dollars has been seized by law enforcement officers, resulting in arrests in Australia and Honk Kong.

Following tip offs to Guangdong (China) police and customs officers back in November 2016, investigations began into the possibility of drugs being shipped from China to Australia.

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In January, reacting on the information received, authorities found the massive drug haul under the floor of a cargo container in Shenzhen, which was bound for Sydney.

Two people were taken into custody, including a man from mainland China and one from Hong Kong, in Dongguan earlier in March, 2017.

The container was allowed to make the journey to Australia, where authorities tracked the consignment to a suburb of Sydney, where a Fijian national was apprehended upon receiving the shipment.

An Australian and another man from Hong Kong were arrested later.

Overall an excellent piece of work by an international task force, resulting in the seizure of a substantial amount of drugs and five arrests.

China and Australia have a joint anti-drug agreement which has been in force since November 2015 and has proven to be hugely successful.

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