Australian authorities make biggest drug seizure in the country’s history

In the largest operation of its kind, Australian police managed to seize a large quantity of cocaine, valued at an estimated A$1 billion (approximately $700 million). , the seizure of 2.4 tons of cocaine and the arrest of members of the drug cartel. “An international covert operation has prevented 2.4 tonnes of A$1 billion worth of cocaine from entering Western Australia,” she said. “The operation led to the arrest of 12 people and the source of the cocaine is a Mexican drug cartel,” she added.

Police called the “Beech” operation, and said it was carried out with the participation of several Australian and international drug-fighting agencies, and released a video of seizing cocaine and arresting gang members.

He explained that the operation began last November after 2.4 tons of cocaine destined for Australia were intercepted by the Sydney Drug Enforcement Administration off the coast of South America. This provided the WA Police with an opportunity to replace the shipment using similar materials and packaging as used by the cartel. The BBC reported on Saturday that Beech is “the biggest drug arrest in Australian history”.