An elderly couple in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia were shocked when $10 million AUD ($7,000,000 USD) of meth was delivered to their household.
A parcel wrongly addressed to the couple’s Werribee home contained over 20 kilograms of the drug, according to 7News Australia.
No, they did not throw a big party.
Elderly Aussie couple mistakenly sign for delivery of millions of dollars' worth of meth https://t.co/ODMLX70w0J
— The Japan Times (@japantimes) May 2, 2019
— The Sun (@TheSun) May 3, 2019
What a meth: Elderly Melbourne couple sign for 20kg shipment of drugs, say cops https://t.co/WciEoOisBo
— The Register (@TheRegister) May 2, 2019
Elderly Couple Accidentally Sign For Package That Has $10 Million Worth Of Meth Inside https://t.co/2Wx8aTQF3z
— Rickey Smiley (@RickeySmiley) May 2, 2019
When the couple opened the package, they immediately phoned the police.
“The occupants of the premises are obviously quite elderly, so they’re unsure of the significance of the find,” Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Matthew Kershaw said.
“Obviously in terms of what we have recovered, we know it’s quite significant. But we’re just assuring them that they’ve done absolutely nothing wrong.”
Don’t believe the hype, most of the drug family’s in my Neighborhood was ran by grandma or grandpa
— Bert Davis (@Davisbert) May 2, 2019
Accident my a$$. Grandma and Grandpa the plug!!
— Pittieroffools (@pittieroffools) May 2, 2019
— QueenCoffieGal61 (@QGal61) May 2, 2019
They Knew lmbo pic.twitter.com/mLiacr77RA
— wellhelpme (@angieboyer24) May 3, 2019
— lashuan richardson (@lashuanrichard1) May 3, 2019
Police followed the trail to a house in Bundoora, where they recovered another 20 kilograms of meth.
Police arrested Zhiling Ma at the scene. He is being held without bail and will stand trial at the end of July.
— Trina Wills (@treenwills) May 3, 2019
— Sfcarey (@Sfcarey1) May 2, 2019
If they didn't open it they good
— FLYGUYPHOTOSHOP (@FLYGUYPHOTOSHOP) May 2, 2019
— Nancy Fancy @life (@nancy46716087) May 2, 2019
— Sparkle O (@Sparkle_N_AB) May 2, 2019
Police later raided a home in Maroondah Terrace, Bundoora, where they allegedly found another 20 kilograms of the drug. Zhiling Ma, who was not at home at the time, was later arrested https://t.co/KlL9L7gfyn
— Bazzio101 (@Bazzio101) May 3, 2019
“It’s quite a large find … that’s 800,000 hits off the street that we’ve intercepted,” Kershaw said.
Ma, 21, remains the only arrest in the case.
Somewhere, right now, there's a Tweaker in Melbourne, Florida screaming "the goddamn giant spiders took my meth and all they left behind was this Gold Bond Powder, why, why?!" https://t.co/6q1s6SeQ94
— Nina Illingworth (@EIWBM_Cat) May 3, 2019
This actually happened: elderly couple sign for a delivery in Melbourne yesterday. Was sent to wrong house. They open it. It’s $10m worth of meth @7NewsMelbourne
— Lynne Scrivens (@lynnescrivens) May 1, 2019
As for the unnamed elderly couple, we hope they aren’t afraid to check the mail going forward.