An Australian man was found transporting over $140 million in methamphetamines after he crashed his van into a police car outside of a Sydney police station, according to the New South Wales Police.
26-year-old Simon Tu was pulled over Monday morning around an hour after a Toyota HiAce van he was driving clipped the parked cop car as well as a police van.
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A search of the van revealed 13 boxes packed with 602 lbs of meth, which has a street value of $140 million US ($200 million NZD). The vehicle has been seized for forensic inspection.
“This would be one of the easiest drug busts the New South Wales Police has ever made — incredible, absolutely incredible,” according to Detective Chief Inspector Glyn Baker, adding “Crashing into police vehicles with that amount of drugs on board is somewhat unheard of.”
Tu was charged with supplying a commercial quantity of drugs, negligent driving, and refusing to provide police with his personal information.