War on Drugs

Huge Drug Bust Down Under

Australian authorities have seized more than half a billion dollars worth of meth and heroin in Sydney.


Illegal drugs with a street value of half a billion dollars have been seized and seven people arrested in Sydney after a tip-off from US drug agents.

More than half a tonne of drugs, including 306kg of crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice, and 252kg of heroin, were seized in Sydney during the operation.

Seven people—all Hong Kong nationals—have been arrested. They are expected to face Sydney Local Court  later Tuesday.

It is the largest seizure of ice and third-largest heroin haul  in Australian Federal Police history.