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Australia announces biggest meth seizure at 1.2 tons

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Sydney – Australian police say they made the country’s largest seizure of methamphetamine – a 1.2 ton haul with a street value estimated at A$1.04 billion ($802 million).

Eight men, all from Australia, have been charged as a result of the bust in the West Australian coastal town of Geraldton, after what police called a “complex, multi-agency investigation which traversed the country.”

A press release issued by a combination of five law enforcement agencies, including the Australian Federal Police, says the seizure surpassed the previous record meth bust, a 903-kilogram haul in Melbourne early this year.

It is also the largest drug bust of any kind in Western Australia, the country’s largest state, with almost 13,000 kilometers (8,000 miles) of coastline.

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