Sunday, March 3, 2019

Big meth bust had Vancouver connections

Last month US authorities confiscated almost a billion dollars' worth of meth bound for Australia in the largest-ever seizure of the drug on American soil. Around 1.7 tons of meth was seized in California on January 9 by US authorities, along with smaller amounts of cocaine and heroin. The estimated street value of the meth was 1.29 billion AUD, or $911 million and was also the largest-ever shipment intended for Australia. Cops also conducted searches in Burnaby, as they attempted to crack down on the international crime syndicate believed behind the smuggling.
The drugs were hidden inside electronic equipment and loaded onto wooden pallets. Cops believe Mexican cartels are actively targeting Australia.