Meth smuggled into NSW in plastic spoons

More than 160 kilograms of methamphetamine concealed in a shipment of plastic spoons has been intercepted by authorities in Sydney.

Two men have been arrested in relation to the shipment, which authorities say is worth about $162 million.

It was uncovered on February 2 after it arrived in Port Botany from Hong Kong.

The methamphetamine was found by Australian Border Force officers in heat sealed plastic bags at the base of several hundred boxes of plastic ladles and spoons, the ABF said on Friday during a joint news conference with the Australian Federal Police.

A 22-year-old Hong Kong national was arrested in Auburn and charged with drug importation offences by the AFP.

A 42-year old NSW man was also arrested in Wisemans Ferry and charged with attempting to possess a commercial quantity of drugs.

The pair were to appear in Sydney's Central Local Court on Friday, and face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.