Wish I Didn't Wear This! Adelaide Man Arrested Over Ice Haul
An Adelaide man arrested over a multi-million dollar seizure of ice must've been wishing he chose a different t-shirt when he woke up this morning!
An image released by SA Police has blurred his face but the t-shirt says it all and it sparked some funny comments on Facebook.
It's actually an incredibly serious drug bust.
Two men, aged 46 and 51, have been charged over the $13.5 million methamphetamine seizure which will take 18 kilograms and almost 180,000 street deals out of circulation, AAP reported on Thursday.
The drugs were brought into the country on a cargo plane from Malaysia, with Australian Federal Police confirming the group involved had bikie gang connections.
"We believe a very well resourced criminal syndicate is responsible for this importation and that this meth was targeting South Australians," AFP Superintendent Gail McClure said on Thursday.
"We have seen similar importations previously yet the syndicate has made no effort to change their concealment method."
AFP and SA police officers searched two Adelaide properties on Tuesday with the drugs found at one at suburban Wingfield.
Five people were detained but three were later released without charge.
The 51-year-old man had previously been spoken to by authorities at Perth airport after arriving on a flight from Bali last week.
He was considered a person of interest and his arrival prompted the investigation of air cargo consignments linked to him.
Along with his co-accused, he appeared in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday, with both men remanded in custody to appear again on March 13.
Also seized by police during this week's raids were $13,000 in cash, a cash counter, scales, electronic devices and travel documents.
Australian Border Force Chief Superintendent Brett Liebich said the drug haul was significant.
"This should serve as a warning to those thinking of importing illicit substances," he said.
"No matter how you try to move your drugs around, the ABF and our partners will be waiting."