Over $140 million in drugs found in vintage car shipped from Canada to Australia – National

Four people have been arrested in Australia after more than A$155 million ($140 million CAD) in illegal drugs were found in a vintage car shipped from Canada.

Australian Police Force in New South Wales said border officials had been made aware of a shipping container arriving at Sydney Harbor from Canada earlier this month.

Officers x-rayed the contents – a vintage 1960 Bentley S2 – and found a large amount of methylamphetamine hidden behind the headlights.

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After partially dismantling the vehicle, police recovered a total of 161 kilograms of methylamphetamine and 30 kilograms of cocaine from the vehicle.

On Thursday, police arrested three men and a woman, all between the ages of 22 and 25, charging them with a total of 23 counts, including drug offences.

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Several vehicles, 2.2 kilograms of methylamphetamine and more than $1.1 million in cash were also seized.

Officers from Australia’s State Crime Command Crime Groups Squad, Australian Border Force, Australian Federal Police and RCMP are involved in the ongoing investigation.

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