An Australian man was caught with a $140 million methamphetamine haul hidden in boxes after he crashed in a parked police car, CNN reports.
On Tuesday, a 28-year-old man crashed into a police vehicle that was parked outside a Sydney police station, nearly totaling the car, a police statement said. An hour passed and officials pulled the man over and searched his van. The search resulted in police finding removal boxes with 273 kilograms (600 pounds) of methamphetamine inside.
Police estimated the drugs have a street value of over 200 million Australian dollars or $140 million, CNN reports. The man was charged with large commercial drug supply and negligent driving. Police are also conducting a forensic examination of the van. Just last month, police seized the largest amount of meth on the country’s largest onshore. The drug bust weighed in at 1.6 tons, which were found in a shipment of stereo speakers from Thailand.
In January, officials in the states obtained nearly a billion dollars’ worth of meth that was headed to Australia. That bust made it the largest seizure ever made in the U.S. The drugs were found inside electronic equipment.