Do not crash the meth van, and if you absolutely must crash the meth van, do not bin it into a parked police car.
We here at PEDESTRIAN.TV have never crashed a meth van, much less knowingly operated a meth van, but we’re fairly sure the above rule is the first commandment of successfully transporting illicit drugs. It is also a rule a Sydney man allegedly violated yesterday when he swung a HiAce packed with ice into a stationary police cruiser.
NSW Police Force state a man driving a Toyota van clipped a police car parked outside Eastwood Police Station around 10.30am yesterday. The blues and twos reportedly inspected the damage and CCTV footage before asking officers to keep an eye out for the driver.
Have a peek for yourself:
An officer pulled over the driver in Church Street, Ryde, about an hour later. Lo and behold, police allege the officer found several boxes in the van which contained “bags of a crystalline substance”. Tests revealed the substance to be methamphetamine.
The estimated street value of the 273kg payload: in excess of $200 million.
The man was arrested on charges of large commercial drug supply, negligent driving, and refusing to give his details to police.
He was denied bail and was slated to appear in Burwood Local Court today.
The van itself was sequestered by police for further forensic investigations.