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International cooperation leads to major eICEi seizure.



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20 April 2000

 

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION LEADS TO MAJOR ëICEí SEIZURE

Late last night, Hong Kong Police arrested two men and seized approximately 20kg of the methylamphetamine known as ëIceí from a shipping container in Hong Kong.

The seizure came as a result of a joint investigation between the Australian Federal Police and the Hong Kong Police, and was facilitated by the AFPís overseas liasion officer network.

The two men ó an Australian citizen and a citizen of Hong Kong ó are suspected of being part of an international drug trafficking syndicate.

The drugs represent the largest recorded seizure of ëIceí destined for the Australian market, almost tripling the previous largest seizure of 7kg made in Perth last October.

This operation demonstrates the effectiveness of taking the fight against illicit drugs offshore and attacking drug syndicates internationally.

It is a further reflection of the close working relationship between Australian and overseas law enforcement agencies being fostered

under the Governmentís ëTough on Drugsí strategy.

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