Australian police seize 200 kg liquid methamphetamine in Sydney

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SYDNEY, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- A shipment of more than 200 kilograms of liquid methamphetamines has been seized in Australia's Sydney, a bust with a street value at over 25 million Australian dollars (about 17.76 million U.S. dollars).

On Friday the Australian Federal Police (AFP) announced what is an ongoing investigation of a transnational organized crime group. The liquid methamphetamines were discovered concealed in large bottles of olive oil in a truck in Sydney's western suburbs on July 30.

AFP National Anti-Gangs Squad Detective Superintendent Jason McArthur said the AFP investigation indicated the shipment involved a syndicate with links to overseas.

"Australian-based organized crime groups have an international reach and will collaborate with known offenders residing offshore," said McArthur in the police statement.

He added that the crackdown was made in collaboration with the National Anti-Gang Squad, a body set up to crack down on organized crime across the nation.

McArthur highlighted the importance of stopping this type of crime at the source.

"Illicit drugs like methamphetamine in the community create a domino effect of damage to Australians, including domestic violence, increased strain on the health system and community violence, as gangs fight for turf to sell their dangerous drugs," he said.

The government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has been actively trying to combat what has been a rise in organized crime in the state. Enditem

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