The truly bizarre way four people smuggled $1 billion of ice into Australia

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That's a whole heap of ice to get in.

It’s like an old school maths problem. If Peter has $1.26 billion worth of ice, and he needs to move it from Asia to Australia, how does Peter do it?


Well, if today’s drug bust taught us anything, gel push-up bras, bottles of craft glue and painting sets aren’t the way to go. 

In one of the largest seizures of ice in Australia’s history today, authorities discovered more than $1 billion of the drug in a shipment from Hong Kong and in storage units around Sydney.

Justice Minister Michael Keenan addressed reporters on Monday telling them four men had been arrested during the raid.

"This has resulted in 3.6 million individual hits of ice being taken off our streets with a street value of $1.26 billion.”


Federal police officer Chris Sheehan said the men could face life imprisonment.

"This is a devastating blow for the organised criminal gangs that peddle in ice and it shows you that if you do target the Australian market, we have the powers and the resources to prosecute you." 

Takeaway lesson here, kids, don't smuggle drugs.

Written By Sangeeta Kocharekar
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