Australian Border Force officers have seized liquid meth that was being transported in snow globes from Canada. Australian authorities on Tuesday said that more than seven litres of liquid methamphetamine was found in a consignment of snow globes from Canada. It was filled with liquid meth worth USD one million, while the shipment of drugs is worth more than AUSD 1 million (US$698,000). 15 snow globes filled with 7.5 litres of the illicit drug was intercepted by Sydney police. Bengaluru: Woman Tries to Smuggle Drugs Concealed in Sanitary Pads to Qatar, Arrested.
Video of the snow globes released by the Australian Border Police shows a cartoonish white llama next to a green cactus. Just like a snow globe, when shaken, gold and silver glitter swirls and floats in it. The detection has been referred to the Australian Federal Police (ABF). ABF NSW regional commander Danielle Yannopoulos said that ABF has heavily invested in its technological capability and could see further into each package than ever before.
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Daily Mail quoted ABF NSW regional commander Danielle Yannopoulos was quoted as saying, "Our officers continue to prove, time and time again, that criminals who attempt to hide these substances in new and imaginative ways are wasting their time. It doesn't matter how clever you think your concealment is - we can find it."
Earlier this month, a Colombian man was held at Barcelona's International Airport for trying to smuggle cocaine worth USD 34,000 under his wig. Police grew suspicious of him as "looked nervous" and was wearing an oversized wig under his hat. Drug peddlers are known for adopting innovative ways to smuggle drugs. Many-a-times in the past, drugs have been confiscated from different items being carried in bags at the airport.