Mexican drug cartel targeting Australia

Record US meth haul intercepted by Australian authorities
Methylamphetamine destined for Australia and worth $1.29 billion seized in US
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09 February, 2019

The meth was found in two containers concealed inside dozens of metal boxes that had been declared to Customs as "Single Loud Speakers", according to investigators.

Police said the raids stopped more than 17 million potential drug deals.

Someone's in TONNES of trouble!

A violent Mexican cartel is one of several targeting Australia's drug market, say local and global police who busted a record $1 billion haul of ice headed to the country. Luckily we worked with our United States buddies and were able to stop the shipment before it reached our shores.

A shipment of drugs seized at the Port of Los Angeles is believed to be the largest-ever domestic seizure of methamphetamine, federal authorities said this week. Help us celebrate and post your best ice puns below.

Australia's federal police said its anxious the drug cartels may be trying to expand overseas.

Four people have been arrested in Victoria including an American man and woman, while two others have been arrested in New South Wales.

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Police said a raid in the Melbourne suburb of Woodstock in which they were arrested also found "hundreds of thousands of dollars of proceeds of crime".

Three fronted court on Friday on charges including attempted drug importation and possession. (Australian Federal Police) Police have seized a record amount of drugs bound for Australia. We now believe that Mexican cartels are actively targeting Australia'.

"They have been sending smaller amounts over the years, this is now flagging their intent".

The ACC says the price of crystal meth in Australia is among the highest in the world, driving the country's organised crime gangs to trade increasingly in the drug.

"They are one of the major and most powerful organised crime cartels now operating", Mr Hill said.

None of the agencies involved has further identified the cartel.

'By stopping this, we have ensured criminals will not profit from the vast pain these drugs would have caused our community. He said sewage drug monitoring data showed Victoria state-which has a population of 6.3 million-was estimated to consume just over 2 tons of ice each year.


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