‘Creative’ criminals fill sex toys up with £30million of cocaine and meth
“Creative criminals” stashed £30million worth of meth and cocaine inside a shipment of sex toys, police said.
X-rays of 21 boxes filled with adult products shipped to Australia from the UK via Singapore revealed the concealment of hard drugs.
Investigations found that substances within the steamy goods were huge amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine.
The haul of illicit drugs has a street value of just over £29million, Australian Border Force police said.
Raids have been carried out in the suburbs of Melbourne and Thomastown, 9news.au reports.
And police are not ruling out charges over the staggering find.
In total, police discovered 40 kilograms of ice and 18 kilograms of cocaine allegedly concealed in the sex toys.
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The toys involved include a pair of prosthetic lips with a gap in the middle and bright pink and purple dildos with bulges.
Federal Police acting Commander of Investigations Jayne Crossling said the seizure demonstrated how drug smuggling was continuing throughout the pandemic.
“COVID-19 has not stopped drug dealers or organised crime syndicates from trying to import illicit products into Australia," she said.
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“Drugs and drug abuse have severe consequences for the Australian community.
"Those with illicit substances in their system are unpredictable and it’s not just their health they are putting at risk, but those around them."
Border Force Regional Commander for Victoria and Tasmania, Craig Palmer, said the detection showed criminals will go to "creative lengths" to sneak illegal drugs into the country, WAtoday reports.
"Despite their attempts, criminal concealments are no match for our officers who are well-trained to detect such efforts,” he said.
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