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Police seized more than $200 million worth of meth after it was shipped to Australia from the U.S. hidden inside bottles of sriracha sauce.
Australian Border Force (ABF) officers targeted an air cargo consignment which had recently arrived at a freight depot in Sydney on October 15, NSW Police said.
The shipment, which was declared to contain hot chilli sauce, was examined by ABF officers who found inconsistencies.
Authorities found the shipment contained 768 bottles of sriracha sauce and testing indicated that the bottles contained methylamphetamine, a drug known colloquially in Australia as “ice.”
Police said preliminary forensic analysis determined the bottles contained about 400 kilograms of the drug, with an estimated potential street value of around $200 million (300 million Australian dollars.)