Over $140 million worth of drugs found in luxury car shipped from Canada to Australia
Four people have been arrested in Australia after more than A$155 million ($140 million CAD) in illegal drugs were found in a vintage car shipped from Canada.
Australian Police Force in New South Wales said border officials had been made aware of a shipping container arriving at Sydney Harbor from Canada earlier this month.
Officers x-rayed the contents – a vintage 1960 Bentley S2 – and discovered a large amount of methylamphetamine hidden behind the headlights.
After partially dismantling the vehicle, police recovered a total of 161 kilograms of methylamphetamine and 30 kilograms of cocaine from the vehicle.
On Thursday, police arrested three men and a woman, all between the ages of 22 and 25, charging them with a total of 23 counts, including drug offences.
Several vehicles, 2.2 kilograms of methylamphetamine and more than $1.1 million in cash were also seized.
Officers from Australia’s State Crime Command Crime Groups Squad, Australian Border Force, Australian Federal Police and RCMP are involved in the ongoing investigation.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 27, 2022.
The Canadian Press