Huge Aust-bound drug shipment seized in HK
Hong Kong Customs seized 1.8 tons of liquid methamphetamine bound for Australia in the city’s largest methamphetamine seizure.
The drug was seized on October 23, hidden in bottles labeled as coconut water in a shipment that arrived in Hong Kong by sea, according to a government statement.
Transportation is estimated at HK $ 1.1 billion (AU $ 218 million).
Authorities found that 1,800 bottles out of a total of 7,700 bottles contained liquid methamphetamine. Bankruptcy is the biggest methamphetamine deal ever made in terms of quantity and market value.
Authorities are still investigating the case and no arrests have been made.
The drug supply was bound for Australia and was shipped from Mexico, authorities said at a press conference on Saturday.
In Australia, the market value of drugs could reach Hong Kong dollars 8 billion (Australian dollars 1.5 billion).
The expedition raised suspicions because it was unusually large for a coconut water shipment from Mexico.
The transport of methamphetamines is the second found in shipments from Mexico to Australia in less than two weeks.
Earlier this month, customs officials seized approximately $ 5.9 million (AU $ 9.2 million) of hidden methamphetamine in a shipment of electrical transformers also bound for Australia from Mexico.