Creative international drug traffickers have attempted to smuggle liquid methamphetamine with an estimated value of AU$1 million (NZ$1,042,490) into Australia, concealed within children's snow globes.
Australian Border Force (ABF) intercepted 15 snow globes filled with 7.5 litres of the harmful class A drug in Sydney. The snow globes were sent from Canada, 9News reports.
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Border Force officers detected the concealment through a standard X-ray. Further testing of the liquid positively identified methamphetamine within the glass.
Australian Federal Police have launched an investigation into the attempted trafficking.
The ABF Regional Commander has praised the officers' detective work.
"It doesn't matter how clever you think your concealment is - we can find it," she told 9News.
Earlier this month Sydney police seized almost 400 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of AU$144 million after discovering the concealment within a second-hand excavator.