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£99m drugs haul hidden in kayaks

Police in Australia have seized methamphetamine worth about £99 million hidden inside kayaks shipped from China.

Australian Federal Police arrested five people in Sydney in connection with the drug bust.

Customs officers discovered 183 kilograms (403lbs) of meth last week while inspecting a shipment of kayaks.

Four of the suspects are from Taiwan and one is from Sydney. Two were charged with attempting to import drugs and the others were charged with possessing a commercial quantity of drugs. They face a maximum of life in prison if convicted.

Australia has made several major drug busts in recent months. In October police seized £110 million worth of meth hidden in the tyres of a lorry shipped from China.

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