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A JOINT investigation was launched after 316 kilograms of methylamphetamine was seized on 4 May at Port Botany.

The consignment of 62 large cardboard boxes originated in Thailand. It was declared to be food items and electric barbeque grills.

When ABF officers examined the consignment, they noted inconsistencies.

During a subsequent deconstruction, the consignment was found to contain about 316kg of a crystallised substance, which was found to be methylamphetamine.

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The authorities estimate the drugs to have a potential street value of $94.5 million.

Enquiries were subsequently commenced by detectives from the NSW Police Force’s Organised Crime Squad, together with officers from ABF, Australian Federal Police and NSW Crime Commission. Strike Force Kansa has been established and as joint investigations continue.

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