Two men have been charged after more than $80 million worth of liquid methylamphetamine was found concealed in hundreds of water bottles.
Acting on information from NSW Police, officers from the Australian Border Force and Australian Federal Police targeted a shipment which arrived in Sydney from Iran earlier this month.
The consignment, which was labelled to contain bottled water, was examined at the Sydney Container Examination Facility and was found to have inconsistencies.
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Officers deconstructed the package and found it contained nearly 160L of a clear liquid within the bottles, which returned a positive result for methylamphetamine.
The ABF says the liquid meth has an estimated potential street value of more than $80 million.
Police conducted a controlled delivery and arrested two men, aged 48 and 33, at a business at Old Guildford yesterday.
Shortly after the arrests, detectives executed three search warrants at the Old Guilford business and two homes at Pemulway and Greystanes where a number of items were seized.
The men have both been charged with import commercial quantity of border controlled drug, possess commercial quantity of unlawful import, and supply prohibited drug.
They were refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court today.