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Australian police find more than $190 million worth of meth in tires shipped from China
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 10, 2013 8:53 PM EDT
Australian police have seized around 200 million Australian dollars worth of methamphetamine hidden in the tires of a truck shipped from China.
Police say two of the three men arrested were dock workers in Melbourne. The men face charges of importing and attempting to possess drugs and face a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.
Australia is becoming an increasingly lucrative market for international drug networks because of the strength of the local currency and resilience of the national economy compared to other wealthy nations.