$200m Of Ice Found After Van Crashes Into Police Cars Outside Station
A van carrying 270 kilograms of drugs crashed into parked cars outside a police station, leading officers to a surprise, massive haul of methamphetamine.
Police at Eastwood, in Sydney's west, made the seizure after a white Toyota HiAce van collided with two cars outside their station around 10.30am on Monday.
Vision of the incident appears to show the van turning a corner widely onto Ethel Street, crossing to the wrong side of the road and smashing into the front of parked cars.
The van did not stop, but was later pulled over by police about four kilometres away in the neighbouring suburb of Ryde.
Officers allege they found 273 kilograms of the drug ice during a search of the vehicle. Police estimate this seizure has a street value of more than $200 million.
Footage of the arrest and seizure shows a white substance in multiple large plastic bags, inside cardboard boxes.
"The driver, a 26-year-old Berala man, was arrested and charged with large commercial drug supply, negligent driving, and not give particulars to police," a NSW Police spokesperson said.
The man was refused bail and appeared at Burwood Local Court on Tuesday.
Police will provide further details on the incident at 1pm.