Australian authorities find $1M in meth hidden in Canadian snow globes

Elias Hubbard
July 24, 2019

Liquid meth worth more than AU$1 million (NZ$1.04m) has been discovered by Australian Border Force officers in Sydney, concealed inside a delivery of snow globes from Canada.

Investigators did not reveal where in Canada the drugs originated.

Snow globes? More like ice globes. When shaken, gold and silver glitter swirls and floats in the usually benign clear liquid. The case was referred to the federal police for further investigation.

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Border agents suspected something was amiss with the shipment and subjected the liquid inside - which was of a dark amber hue - to a drug test that returned a positive result for methamphetamine. Danielle Yannopoulos said her organization invested in new technology which can look deeper than previously into each package.

"It doesn't matter how clever you think your concealment is - we can find it".

In the 2017-18 financial year, the ABF processed more than 50 million air cargo consignments, three million sea cargo consignments, and inspected more than 54 million worldwide mail items.

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