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$300m worth of meth found hidden in hot sauce

The 768 bottles were seized by police in Sydney

Police in Sydney had seized more than 700 bottles labelled as hot sauce after they were found to contain meth, also known as ice, estimated to be worth $300m.

The drug, which weighed 400kg, had been hidden in an air shipment that had been declared as ‘sriracha chilli sauce.’

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The bottles were at a Sydney freight depot (Credit: NSW Police Force)

The 768 bottles had been sent from the US and were tested as part of a joint operation between the NSW Organised Crime Squad and the Australian Border Force.

They were seized on October 15 but police released information about the incident today.

Four men, aged 30, 34, 36 and 45, have been arrested in connection with the discovery.

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Ice was detected inside the bottles (Credit: NSW Police Force)
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The seized ice is estimated to be worth $300m (Credit: NSW Police Force)

Acting ABF Regional Commander for NSW, Matt O’Connor, said the seizure had prevented approximately four million hits of ice hitting the streets.

‘Methamphetamine, or ice, has a devastating effect on the community every single day – and the ABF will continue working with our domestic law enforcement partners to stop those who try to import this life destroying drug,’ Commander O’Connor said.

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