Three million hits of 'ice' lands at NSW port
POLICE say they've stopped three million potential hits of ice hitting the street after a seizing some 370 kilograms of ephedrine.
Two people have been arrested after a four-month long investigation sparked by the discovery of ephedrine in a sea cargo consignment by Border Force officers in March.
Investigations began in March this year after ABF officers targeted a sea cargo consignment, locating ephedrine concealed in a metal canister.
Another sea cargo consignment arrived in April carrying ephedrine concealed within wall tiles.
Following these detections, the ABF commenced Operation Accinge - a joint operation with the NSWPF Drug Squad to target the criminal syndicate responsible for these attempted importations.
As a result of the joint investigation, the ABF's Sydney Container Examination Facility targeted a consignment believed to be linked to the syndicate, and located milking machines containing ephedrine hidden in silver foil packages.