Massive haul of drugs headed for Australia seized at LA/Long Beach Seaport
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - U.S. and Australian authorities seized 1.7 tons of methamphetamine bound to Australia from the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport.
The meth was found in two containers concealed inside dozens of metal boxes that had been declared to Customs as "Single Loud Speakers," according to investigators.
Authorities also took in approximately 55.9 pounds of cocaine, and 11.5 pounds of heroin. An Australian law enforcement official called it "the biggest ever seizure of methamphetamine."
The drugs were seized at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport on Jan. 11, 2019. Australian Federal Police arrested two U.S. citizens and four Australian citizens accused of being involved with the U.S.-based transnational crime syndicate suspected of orchestrating the record-breaking shipment, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.