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£99m drugs haul hidden in kayaks

Published 12/02/2014 | 03:42

Australian police have seized drugs worth £99 million hidden in kayaks (AP)
Australian police have seized drugs worth £99 million hidden in kayaks (AP)

Police in Australia have seized methamphetamine worth about £99 million hidden inside kayaks shipped from China.

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Australian Federal Police arrested five people in Sydney in connection with the drug bust.

Customs officers discovered 183 kilograms (403lbs) of meth last week while inspecting a shipment of kayaks.

Four of the suspects are from Taiwan and one is from Sydney. Two were charged with attempting to import drugs and the others were charged with possessing a commercial quantity of drugs. They face a maximum of life in prison if convicted.

Australia has made several major drug busts in recent months. In October police seized £110 million worth of meth hidden in the tyres of a lorry shipped from China.

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