Jack Quann
Jack Quann

10.16 23 Jul 2019


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A man has been charged in Australia after more than 270kg of methylamphetamine was found in a van that crashed into parked police cars.

It happened in Sydney on Monday morning.

Just after 10.30am (local time), a Toyota Hiace van hit police cars which were parked outside a police station in the north-west of the city.

One of the police vehicles sustained significant damage, but no one was injured.

Following inquiries, an inspector stopped the van nearby about an hour later.

Australia The van seized by police | Image via @nswpolice on Twitter

The inspector spoke to the driver before conducting a search.

During the search police found 13 moving boxes, that each contained 21 bags of a crystalline substance - which turned out to be methylamphetamine.

In total, police seized 273kg of the drug - commonly known as 'Ice' - with an estimated street value of more than AUS$200m (€125.6m).

Australia Image via @nswpolice on Twitter

Police also seized the van for an extensive forensic examination.

The driver, a 28-year-old man, was arrested and taken into custody.

He was charged with large commercial drug supply, negligent driving and for not giving particulars to police.

He was refused bail to appear in court on Tuesday.

Australia Image via @nswpolice on Twitter

Investigations are continuing and police are appealing for motorists to provide information or any dash-cam footage from the area to them.

Detective Inspector Glyn Baker says: "This.... man has certainly had a very, very bad day.

"Crashing into police vehicles with that amount of drugs on-board is somewhat unheard of, and it is an exceptional set of circumstances".


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