Bizarre find in abandoned barbecues

 

Authorities have swooped on a huge shipment left abandoned on a Sydney wharf, making a shocking discovery when they opened the boxes.

Australian Border Force and NSW Police seized more than $100 million worth of methylamphetamine hidden inside barbecues and heaters which had been shipped from Thailand.

Now they're trying to determine which criminal syndicate is behind the massive haul.

Authorities became suspicious when no one collected the packages.
Authorities became suspicious when no one collected the packages.

Police said more than 300kg of ice was discovered in electric barbecues and water heaters which had arrived at Port Botany from Thailand on May 4.

Inside the shipment was 62 large cardboard boxes which, according to their paperwork, claimed to carry food items and electric barbecue grills.

But border force officials noticed something wasn't quite right when the haul went unclaimed for several days.

They then searched the boxes and uncovered 316kg of a crystallised substance which was later tested and proven to be methylamphetamine - also known as 'ice'.

The shipment had come from Thailand.
The shipment had come from Thailand.

The staggering haul has a potential street value of $94.5 million, police said.

NSW Police, ABF and AFP are now working together to find those responsible for the delivery.

Strike Force Kansa has been established and an investigation is underway.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Pictured is the whopping haul of ice found inside the abandoned shipment. Picture: AFP
Pictured is the whopping haul of ice found inside the abandoned shipment. Picture: AFP

Originally published as Bizarre find in abandoned barbecues

Inside the barbecues, police found about $100 million worth of ice.
Inside the barbecues, police found about $100 million worth of ice.
Police are now trying to find those responsible.
Police are now trying to find those responsible.


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