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Australian police have stopped millions of dollars worth of cocaine and methamphetamine from getting into the country.
Drug traffickers keep pushing the boundaries of how they can mix their product in with seemingly innocuous items to get around border security.
But these exporters from the US have really upped the ante with this shipment.
New South Wales Police found $3.5 million worth of meth and coke disguised as lollies.
They stopped 16 packages coming into the country between November last year and March this year before tracing the shipments to their intended addresses at the Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Macquarie Park, Chatswood and Ryde.
In total, they discovered the packages contained 5.83 kilograms of meth and 655 grams of cocaine.
Northern Beaches Police Area Commander, Superintendent Patrick Sharkey, was pleased they were able to remove a massive quantity of illegal drugs from the community.
"The manufacturing and packaging of these drugs was sophisticated; and they could have easily been mistaken for the sweets they were disguised as by both children and adults," he said.
"It is very concerning given the drugs were uncut and had a potency that could potentially cause serious injury or death if ingested."
ABF International Mail, Cargo Clearance & Systems Support NSW Superintendent John Fleming added: "Criminals might think that by using a scattergun approach to sending numerous packages containing drugs to different locations the packages will be missed by ABF officers, but that's not the case.
"The ABF are always on the look-out for prohibited items being smuggled in goods like clothing, household goods, or in this case food items."
Police executed search warrants in the Northern Beaches, Sydney's CBD and Ryde early this morning (March 10).
During the searches, police arrested three men, aged 21, 31 and 49, at homes in Dee Why, Macquarie Park, and Collaroy Plateau.
Featured Image Credit: NSW Police
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