Honey meth plot comes unstuck in Sydney


Two Iranian nationals have been arrested in Sydney for allegedly trying to import almost 10 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in honey jars on a cargo flight to Australia.

Two men, aged 28 and 31, were arrested by Australian Federal Police officers on Wednesday following an operation that was sparked by a drug seizure in Turkey last October.

The AFP says 1.8kg of methamphetamine, bound for an address in Granville, was seized by authorities in Turkey in 2017, prompting the Australian operation.

The men, who have been charged with importing a commercial quantity of methamphetamine, appeared before Sydney Central Local Court on Thursday, where they did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.