Two Sydney men charged over Australia and America's biggest-ever ice bust


Luckily we worked with our U.S. buddies and were able to stop the shipment before it reached our shores. Police are building the case against two more in NSW, who they will apply to have extradited to Victoria.

Authorities in Canada also conducted searches in Burnaby, British Columbia, as they attempted to crack down on the worldwide crime syndicate believed behind the smuggling.

Australia's federal police said its anxious the drug cartels may be trying to expand overseas.

Hill said that the quantity of drugs that were intercepted proved that Australia is being targeted by Mexican drug cartels.

"This is the largest seizure of ice bound for Australia ever".

"This cartel is among one of the most powerful and violent drug trafficking syndicates in the world".

"We continue to pay top dollar for drugs in this country".

Australian police indicated that the country's biker gangs, with deep involvement in organised crime, were willing interlocutors. Six people were arrested in the raids.

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Police said that three of those arrested would appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday, charged with attempting to import illegal drugs.

Two U.S. citizens and four Australian citizens were arrested as part of the bust.

They were remanded in custody to face court again on June 17, as charges were pending against a fourth person arrested in Melbourne. They face up to life in prison if convicted.

It was reported that raids were carried out by Victoria Police, Border Force and the AFP in the suburbs of Woodstock, Pakenham and Campbellfield, in Melbourne's north.

Five search warrants have also been executed in British Columbia in Canada where a significant amount of property, believed to be proceeds of crime, have been seized. Two of those arrested, a 52-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, are Americans.

The investigation began after police intercepted a vehicle in northern Victoria previous year, and found 25kg of ice.

The matter was referred on, eventually leading to the global operation.