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Sydney police find drug haul in van that hit police cars

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In this Monday, July 22, 2019, photo provided by New South Wales Police, a damaged police vehicle is parked at a police station in Sydney. Police have charged a driver after methylamphetamine valued at more than $140 million was found in a van that crashed into police cars parked outside the Sydney police station.
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In this Monday, July 22, 2019, photo provided by New South Wales Police, some of the more than 270kg of methylamphetamine that was located in a van after it crashed into a parked police vehicles is displayed in Sydney. Police have charged a driver after methylamphetamine valued at more than $140 million was found in the van that crashed into police cars parked outside a Sydney police station.

SYDNEY — A driver has been charged after methamphetamine valued at more than $140 million was found in a van that crashed into police cars parked outside a Sydney police station, police said on Tuesday.

A Toyota HiAce van hit the cars outside the Eastwood Police Station on Monday morning, causing significant damage to one car but injuring no one, a police statement said.

Police stopped a van in a nearby suburb about an hour later, arrested 28-year-old Simon Tu and seized 602 pounds of crystal meth with an estimated street value of more than 200 million Australian dollars ($140 million), the statement said.

Tu was charged with supplying a commercial quantity of drugs, negligent driving and not giving his details to police.

He was refused bail.

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