Box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates filled with $2 Million worth of ‘ICE’

TWO women have been busted trying to import $2 million worth of ice, hidden in a Ferrero Rocher box at Darwin airport.

The massive bust took place on Saturday night, after a three-month long joint initiative involving Australian Federal Police, Northern Territory Police and Australian Border Force.

A 46-year-old woman was arrested upon her arrival at Darwin Airport from Sydney, after a drug detector dog tipped her off.


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Upon inspection, the woman was found in possession of 500g of methamphetamine concealed inside a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

She has been charged with supply methamphetamine in a commercial quantity, possess methamphetamine in a commercial quantity and possess thing to administer a dangerous drug.

A second woman was also arrested at Darwin Airport on Monday as she attempted to board a flight to Sydney.

The 57-year-old was busted with $55,000 in cash and a search of her residence revealed 165g of methamphetamine.

The woman has been charged with offences including supply methamphetamine in a commercial quantity, possess methamphetamine in a commercial quantity and conspire to commit a crime with another.

Police allege both women were involved in a highly organised syndicate transporting methamphetamine into the Northern Territory.

 

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