Australia: More drugs found in Chinese Made Gifts in shipping container search

Photo: Police say the pseudoephedrine has been found hidden in tins in the framing of the shipping containers. (NSW Police Force)


Police have this morning found more drugs hidden in shipping containers in Sydney's south-west.

A crime scene has been established at Gow Street in Padstow and detectives say they have so far found 15 kilograms of pseudoephedrine in two containers, with several more to be searched at the site.

Pseudoephedrine is an ingredient used to make amphetamines such as ice. Police say today's find is linked to 300 kilograms of pseudoephedrine seized from 19 containers in Sydney and regional New South Wales so far this month.

They say the haul could have been used to produce ice worth $75 million.

The drugs have been found hidden in metal tins in the frames of the shipping conditions.

Police believe the containers are from China and say it is unclear at this stage if those behind the shipments either abandoned the containers or lost track of them.

The containers have been bought by legitimate businesses, including farmers and Wagga Wagga City Council.

Detectives are still searching for more containers that have been sold and may hold more drugs.

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