Customs in Hong Kong seized a record haul of meth worth $140 million.
According to a government statement, the drugs were hidden in bottles labeled as coconut water in a cargo shipment that arrived in Hong Kong by sea at Oct 23. It is estimated that the haul is worth over a billion Hong Kong dollars.
Out of the 7,700 bottles, authorities found 1,800 bottles that contained liquid meth. In terms of the amount and market value, the bust is the largest of its kind.
No arrests have been made despite the fact that the case is still being investigated.
The drugs were bound for Australia and had been shipped from Mexico via Hong Kong, according to authorities who spoke at a news conference on Saturday. The market value of the drugs in Australia could be as high as $1 billion.
Unusually large for a coconut water shipment from Mexico, the cargo had raised suspicion.
The first meth find was in a shipment from Mexico to Australia.
About $5.9 million worth of crystal meth was found in a shipment of electrical transformers that were bound for Australia from Mexico.
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