AUTHORITIES are asking for the public to come forward with any information on 157 kilograms of methylamphetamine that arrived in Sydney by air cargo.
Australian Border Force officers found the drugs on 29 December. The consignment had come from Germany.
The Australian Federal Police seized the drugs, deconstructed the consignment and found 211 packages in 10 cardboard boxes hidden alongside packing equipment.
Investigations are underway to identify those behind the importation, with calls for the public to assist the investigation.
AFP Detective Acting Superintendent Colin Hunt said transnational drug syndicates attempting to “flood Australia” with border-controlled drugs were “motivated solely by greed and personal gain”.
“This seizure of such a significant quantity of border-controlled drugs showcases the value of the AFP, alongside our law enforcement partners, in protecting Australian borders,” he said.
“If you know anything about this consignment, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000 or via crimestoppers.com.au.”
And ABF Acting Commander Asha Patwardhan said border force officers played a frontline role in protecting Australia from drugs such as methylamphetamine.
“Whether these attempted importations occur by air or sea, the intelligence and technology at our disposal is increasingly sophisticated and evolving to detect and disrupt attempts to bring illicit drug into the country,” Acting Commander Patwardhan said.