Two western Sydney residents have been arrested after a joint Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force team seized about 600 litres of liquid methamphetamine concealed in cans of coconut milk.
In August, Australian Border Force members examined airfreight cargo containing 86 boxes of coconut milk cans after arrival in Sydney from Thailand.
Australian Federal Police conducted a controlled delivery of the cans to a warehouse in Girraween, Sydney, on Wednesday, September 9, where a 29-year-old woman and 20-year-old man were arrested after taking the shipment.
The pair were each charged with one count of attempting to possess a commercial quantity of an unlawfully imported controlled drug. The maximum penalty for the offence is life imprisonment.
The Australian Federal Police said further arrests had not been ruled out. Credit: Australian Federal Police/Australian Border Force via Storyful