ACT Policing and the Australian Border Force have intercepted 106 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in a shipment of car radiators in what is said to be the ACT’s largest meth bust.

The drugs were detected by ABF officers in November 2023, after the shipment arrived in NSW from the USA. Following a deconstruction of the consignment – described as 56 radiators addressed to a business premises in Fyshwick – officers allegedly located 106 kilograms of methamphetamine. The items were seized and ACT Policing’s Drug and Organised Crime Team took over the investigation.

On Friday 19 January 2024, officers executed four search warrants in Sydney, with assistance from AFP Eastern Command and the NSW Police Force’s Drug and Firearms Squad.

“At this time [25 January], no arrests have been made, however the investigation into this significant importation is ongoing,” the ABF said.

ACT Policing Detective Acting Inspector John Callaghan said police were committed to stopping drug traffickers from harming the Canberra community.

“The drugs seized had the potential to be more than 1 million individual ‘hits’ of methamphetamine,” Acting Inspector Callaghan said.

Anyone who has information about this importation, or has information about the sale or distribution of other illicit drugs in the ACT, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 7614491. ​