Here’s something to make you sweat: four men have been arrested after 400 kilograms of methylamphetamine worth over $300 million were found in bottles of hot sauce.
Officers from the Australian Border Force targeted an air cargo consignment, claiming to contain sriracha chili sauce that touched down in Sydney on October 15th
Police confirmed that ALL 768 bottles of the chili sauce contained the drug.
Initial testing found that the bottles contained a total of 400kg of meth. It holds an estimated street value of a whopping $300 million.
NSW Police raided home in Edensor Park in Sydney’s west about 7am Thursday and arrested a forty-five-year-old man in connection to that discovery.
The male was taken to Fairfield Police station and awaits to be charged over the drug bust.
Last week, three other men, aged thirty, thirty-four, and thirty-six, were arrested across the Australian city.
The men were all charged with “attempt to possess a commercial quantity unlawful import of border-controlled drugs” and large commercial drug supply.
The State Crime Command’s Organized Crime Squad established Strike Force Diffey in September 2019.
Officers coordinated money laundering across Sydney on top of the importation and supply of illicit drugs into NSW.