Holy shit.

Sydney’s police force may just be the luckiest law enforcement outfit in the entire nation, because yesterday’s surprise ice bust has amounted to the discovery of $45M worth of the illicit drug. 

Surprise Driver Drug-Bust In Sydney Leads Cops To $45M Meth Mother Lode

via NSW Police Force / Facebook.

And it all started with one dude using his phone while driving. According to NSW Police, that traffic infringement and the subsequent arrest of the 26-year-old driver led to two other apprehensions yesterday. 

First, police arrested a 30-year-old man who was in possession of 10kg of meth in St Johns Park. Following that, they searched a nearby home, only to find a cool $1.4M in cash. A 21-year-old was arrested at the scene. 

Surprise Driver Drug-Bust In Sydney Leads Cops To $45M Meth Mother Lode
via NSW Police Force / Facebook.

Another search fielded the same night in Marrickville uncovered the stonking 77.6kg mother lode. At that point, the police probably shook their heads in sheer disbelief, and promised to be a lot more vigilant for phone-using drivers. 

Speaking to the media today, Superintendent Danny Doherty said the bust is the equivalent of 900,000 street-level deals. He said “I was there last night, and to see nearly 77 kilos of ice in a room – that’s the largest amount of ice I’ve seen in 31 years in policing.”

TBF, that’s probably more ice than 99.9% of the population have seen at one time, ever.

Surprise Driver Drug-Bust In Sydney Leads Cops To $45M Meth Mother Lode

The 30-year-old and the 21-year-old faced court today in Parramatta over a slew of charges pertaining to drugs – natch – and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

The original driver, henceforth known as the unluckiest crim in Australia, will remain in custody before a court appearance on Thursday.

Source: The Guardian / NSW Police.
Photo: NSW Police Force / Facebook.