It is the single largest seizure of methamphetamine heading Down Under and the largest domestic bust of the drug on United States soil. "Australian partnership is in protecting Americans and Australians alike", acting U.S. Ambassador to Australia James Carouso said in a statement.
Camera IconSix people were arrested by AFP and Victoria Police officers across two states.Picture: Supplied, AFPCamera Icon1.7 tonnes of methylamphetamine was seized in the U.S. bound for Australia. Six people were arrested in the raids. "This is now flagging intent Australia is now being targeted", he said.
United States authorities said the illicit cargo - with a street value of AUS$1.29 billion, or US$900 million - was hidden in two shipping containers carrying audio equipment bound for Australia.
"This is a serious warning, we now believe the Mexican cartels are actively targeting Australia".
Whitaker refuses to testify unless Dems drop subpoena threat He asked Whitaker to consult with the White House ahead of the hearing and tell the committee whether he would invoke privilege. The hearing will be the committee's first major oversight hearing looking at the Justice Department of this Congress.
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"We've got money, and we're willing to pay more for our drugs than anywhere else in the world". Police said they had found "h$3 undreds of thousands of dollars of proceeds of crime" while executing a search warrant of the couple's property.
Police arrested six people on Thursday, allegedly involved with the US-based organised syndicate behind the shipment.
The other four arrested suspects were identified as a 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman from another Melbourne suburb, Keilor Downs, where police recovered approximately 6.5 kilograms (14 pounds) of meth; a 31-year-old man from the Sydney suburb of Hinchinbrook, where police recovered approximately 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds of cocaine); and a 25-year-old man from another Sydney suburb, Bonnyrigg Heights.
Three of them are expected to face Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday.
Australian police indicated that the country's biker gangs, with deep involvement in organised crime, were willing interlocutors.
He died of carbon monoxide inhalation that was produced "by a gasoline-powered water pump located in the truck", the ruling said. Carter's lawyers said they will consider all legal options, including an appeal to the U.S.
A weather map from WXCharts shows how the storm will reach Britain, rapidly hitting the nation from the southwest. The turbulent weather will see strong gusts of 55mph inland and occasionally 70mph along exposed coasts.
Ubolratana is known for her "To Be Number One" anti-drugs program as well as starring in several soap operas and movies. In general, like most of the royal family, she publicly kept herself aloof from Thailand's recent political turmoil.
That means their achievement came in eligibility for the 2018 ceremony - putting them out of the running for the 2019 awards. Vincent's Masseduction , Mitski's Be the Cowboy , The Chairman's The Offering , and Foxhole's Well Kept Thing .
His 1961 Reds team lost the Series to the Yankees in five games while his 1969 Orioles lost that World Series to the Miracle Mets. In the six years Robinson spent as an Oriole, the team went to the World Series four times, winning twice in 1966 and 1970.
He devoted much of his speech instead to other issues important to conservative Christians, from religious liberty to abortion. The president noted that on Saturday, Brunson would walk his daughter down the aisle for her wedding.
Apple plans to contribute to Thompson's college fund in addition to paying a bounty to him and his family for reporting the bug. On supported devices, simply open Settings - General - Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions.
Opener Tim Seifert took the Indian bowlers to cleaners with a 43-ball 84 and visitors must have a plan to contain him on Friday. Captain Kane Williamson , experienced Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme could turn out as other run-getters for the hosts.
Australian contingent: Day, Scott, Cam Davis, Matt Jones, Aaron Baddeley, Rod Pampling, John Senden, Curtis Luck and Ryan Ruffels. His round included a birdie on the par-three ninth, his 18th hole of the day, to leave him alongside Gay on seven under.
Whilst the infected horses had not been racing this week, McCain has had runners at Wolverhampton, Ayr and Ludlow. The BHA have responded to public concerns by providing a Q&A on equine influenza, which can be read here.
The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board has handed embattled trainer Darren Weir a four-year disqualification. RV legal counsel Jeff Gleeson, QC, said three devices were uncovered in a property owned by Weir at Miners Rest.
Aldridge was drafted by LeBron James on Thursday, and 18th overall among the pool of National Basketball Association all-stars. Antetokounmpo drafted Ben Simmons , much to James' dismay, but they agreed to work out a trade after the draft was complete.
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Ireland hang onto second place in the World Rugby Rankings and England move up to third. "They've been consistently good". Joe Schmidt, Ireland head coach: "I don't think for a moment that it's going to be boring".
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