Monday, June 13, 2016

Police seize 140kilograms of crystal meth worth $80MILLION and bust drug syndicate suspected of supplying bikie gangs

AFP NSW state manager Chris Sheehan said federal police suspected the Mexican and West African syndicates were working together to supply outlaw motorcycle gangs in Australia
Police have seized 140kg of crystal meth and busted an international drug syndicate supplying Australia's outlaw bikie gangs.
Four people were arrested after police found $80million worth of methamphetamine in the western Sydney suburb of Rossmore.
The shipment was the result of an 'unusual' co-operation between Mexican and West African organised crime gangs, the Australian Federal Police said.

Four people were arrested after police seized a 140kg shipment of methamphetamine in the western Sydney suburb of Rossmore
Four people were arrested after police seized a 140kg shipment of methamphetamine in the western Sydney suburb of Rossmore
The $80 million shipment of drugs was the result of 'unusual' co-operation between Mexican and West African organised crime gangs, the Australian Federal Police says
The $80 million shipment of drugs was the result of 'unusual' co-operation between Mexican and West African organised crime gangs, the Australian Federal Police says
AFP NSW state manager Chris Sheehan said federal police suspected the Mexican and West African syndicates were working together to supply outlaw motorcycle gangs in Australia.
He said it wasn't the first time they had co-operated to carry out shipments, and wouldn't rule out further arrests.
'This is not the first large-scale importation we believe these syndicates have been involved in,' Mr Sheehan said.
The seizure began in March, when two Mexican sea cargo containers were intercepted by the Australian Border Force in Sydney.
140kg of crystal meth was found concealed in 11 diesel generators (pictured)
140kg of crystal meth was found concealed in 11 diesel generators (pictured)

AFP NSW state manager Chris Sheehan said federal police suspected the Mexican and West African syndicates were working together to supply outlaw motorcycle gangs in Australia
Inside the containers were 11 diesel generators found to be concealing crystal meth.
The AFP then traced the delivery to a warehouse in Rossmore before making their arrests.
Three of the four men were charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug.
The three people who were charged include a 60-year-old Nigerian-American, a 45-year-old Nigerian-Mexican and a 48-year-old Nigerian-Australian. 
The fourth person, a 35-year-old Nigerian-Australian, was expected to be charged later on Saturday.


The AFP traced the delivery to a warehouse in Rossmore in western Sydney before making their arrests.
The AFP traced the delivery to a warehouse in Rossmore in western Sydney before making their arrests.
The three men were to face Parramatta Local Court on Saturday. The maximum penalty for the offences they are charged with is life imprisonment
The three men were to face Parramatta Local Court on Saturday. The maximum penalty for the offences they are charged with is life imprisonment
Mr Sheehan said the 'tyranny of distance' no longer worked in law enforcement's favour as international transportation and networking became increasingly simple.
'This is a case of Mexican organised crime co-operating with West African organised crime in a global syndicate supplying large, commercial-scale quantities of methamphetamine,' Mr Sheehan said.
'From an AFP perspective, the teamwork between these two global organised crime syndicates is unusual.'
Border Force NSW regional commander Tim Fitzgerald said: 'They have gone to great lengths to defeat or circumvent our activities at the border, (but) in this instance they haven't been able to do that.' 
The three men were to face Parramatta Local Court on Saturday. 
The maximum penalty for the offences they are charged with is life imprisonment. 

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