In a “historic seizure”, US authorities have confiscated a record amount of about 1.7 tons of methamphetamine in California last month. Smaller amounts of cocaine and heroin were also seized. The US cooperated with Australian police to stop the shipment of Australia-bound drugs, which was worth $911 million.
As part of the same operation, authorities in Australia conducted local searches in which six suspects were arrested that are believed to be connected to the seized shipment. According to a statement by the Australian police, its officers found “hundreds of thousands of dollars of proceeds of crime” as well as around 6.5kg of meth during the operation.