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Arrest Made After Massive Meth Delivery Was Accidentally Made To An Elderly Couple

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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.

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.”

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.

“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.

As for the unnamed elderly couple, we hope they aren’t afraid to check the mail going forward.


Written by Mike Walsh

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