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2 men charged over $50 M ice shipment from China to Sydney

2 men from Hong Kong , Malaysia charged with smuggling $50 million in ice from China to Sydney

2 men charged over $50 M ice shipment from China to Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) -- Authorities say Two men from Malaysia and Hong Kong have been charged with smuggling more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, worth 65 million Australian dollars ($50 million) into Sydney in a shipping container from China.

Australian officials said in a statement that the men, whose names have not been released, would appear in a Sydney court on Thursday on various drug charges.

They face potential life prison sentences if convicted.

Customs officers used X-ray equipment to examine a container declared to hold "kids toys" on the Sydney waterfront on Feb. 8.

They found the ice in the container concealed under a false floor. The men were arrested in Sydney on Wednesday.

Police have not ruled out further arrests.


Updated : 2021-09-29 07:25 GMT+08:00