$43 million of meth found in timber flat-packs

THE Australian Federal Police have charged a Chinese national with drug importation offences after an operation in Sydney this week.

The man, 55, allegedly attempted to import about 65kg of methamphetamine concealed within five flat-pack timber packages.

The drugs had a street value of more than $43 million.

He was arrested at Rosebery in the city's south on Wednesday after he attempted to access the packages.

AFP Commander Ray Johnson said on Thursday methamphetamine was a hideous drug.

"Every day of every week we are building our intelligence picture on methodologies, schemes and more importantly the organised crime syndicates involved in this type of activity," he said.

"As a result of this seizure, we are very pleased that a large number of hits of methamphetamine have been removed from Australian streets."

The man will face court at a future date.

- APN NEWSDESK



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