Two customs agents charged over Australia’s largest crystal meth seizure, Among arrested persons two with Maltese surnames

epa08045807 Australian Border Force Assistant Commissioner Enforcement Command, Sharon Huey speaks to the media during an Australian Federal Police press conference in Melbourne, Australia, 05 December 2019. Three people in Melbourne have been charged over what authorities say is Australia's largest onshore methamphetamine seizure, worth more than 1 billion Australia dollar. EPA-EFE/JAMES ROSS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

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Two customs agents have been charged over Australia’s largest-ever seizure of crystal meth, which had been smuggled into the country in stereo speakers.

Married customs agents Rachel Cachia and Donovan Rodrigues, and IT worker Stephen Mizzi, have been charged over the drugs seizure.

Police say 1.6 tonnes of methamphetamine – also known as ice – was seized in Melbourne with a street value of 1.2bn Australian dollars.

Australian Federal Police charge three people in methamphetamine seizure
 Australian Border Force Assistant Commissioner Enforcement Command, Sharon Huey speaks to the media during an Australian Federal Police press conference in Melbourne, Australia, 05 December 2019. Three people in Melbourne have been charged over what authorities say is Australia’s largest onshore methamphetamine seizure, worth more than 1 billion Australia dollar. EPA-EFE/JAMES ROSS 

Some 37kg of heroin was also found – the largest haul of that drug in Australia since 2017.

The drugs had been transported from Bangkok and the amount of crystal meth seized was “almost a quarter of the annual usage in Australia”, police said.

 

Via Sky News

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