(WJBK) - You could call this the "bust" bust. More than $1 billion Australian worth of liquid meth was discovered in gel bra inserts.
"We are here to laud the joint operation that has resulted in the largest seizure of liquid methamphetamine in Australia's history. This is also one of the largest drug seizures in our country's history," Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan said at a news conference.
"The Cleavage Caper" highlights the growing popularity of the illegal stimulant that is called "ice" Down Under. In addition to being hidden in the bra inserts, more liquid meth was also smuggled in art supplies.
At the current conversion rate, the drugs are worth approximately $890 million in the United States.
"This has resulted in 3.6 million individual hits of ice being taken off our streets, with a street value of $1.26 billion. This largest seizure of liquid meth to date is a result of organized criminals targeting the lucrative Australian ice market from offshore," Keenan added.
All four suspects currently under arrest in Australia are Hong Kong nationals. Australian narcotics officials say the bust was made with the help of China's National Narcotics Control Commission.
Each suspect potentially faces life in prison.