Van carrying £112m of drugs crashes into police car at station

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A van loaded with more than 270kg (600lbs) of meth has crashed into parked police cars in Sydney.

The smash happened in front of a police station in one of the city’s suburbs on Monday morning.

Van carrying £112m of drugs crashes into police car at station
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Drugs worth £112m were found packed into moving boxes

Detectives questioned the 28-year-old driver before conducting a search of the van, and discovering drugs with a street value of A$200 million (£112.4m).

The substance – also known as ice – had been packed into moving boxes.

Van carrying £112m of drugs crashes into police car at station
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CCTV showed the van travelling at speed before the smash

One patrol car suffered extensive damage in the crash, but no one was injured.

Police have since charged the driver with large commercial drug supply, negligent driving and not giving particulars to police.

Van carrying £112m of drugs crashes into police car at station
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The substance tested positive for methamphetamine

He was refused bail and due to appear in court on Tuesday.

Detectives are appealing for any motorists with dashcam footage, or information about the van’s movements, to come forward.