Man nabbed over Australia’s largest ever heroin seizure

A Malaysian national has been charged following the seizure of the largest heroin shipment ever detected in Australia.

Australian authorities intercepted 450 kilograms of heroin hidden inside a container of tiles sent from Malaysia to Melbourne this month.

The man faced the Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded in custody to next appear in court in January 2022.


According to authorities, the heroin has an estimated street value of $140 million.

Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force are expected to provide further details surrounding the drug seizure when they address the media in Melbourne this morning.

More to come.