The Australian police reportedly seized a record amount of cryptocurrency after intercepting a drug shipment from the UK.
The dubious drug shipment eventually led the police to search a property in Marangaroo, Perth, to seize $ 1.524.102 ($ 1,022,827) worth of cryptocurrency  Detective senior sergeant Paul Matthews, in charge of the drugs – and firearms department officials said the seizure was the largest single transport the West Australian police had received.
A 25-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were also arrested in connection with the bust.
The assets have been frozen and the couple is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.
The drugs were discovered during a search of international mail, in which the Australian border guards withdrew 27.5 g of MDMA tablets and 27.5 g MDMA po discovered The Sydney Morning Herald reports that they are hidden in a children's set.
Such insidious activities are not uncommon. Rod O & # 39; Donnell, the commander of Australia's Western Australian border troops, said post-screenings revealed small amounts of drugs in the post daily.
While this may be one of the biggest isolated cases of cryptocurrency, the authorities are well aware in Australia The Australian Federal Police has already initiated proceedings in 2016 to confiscate $ 5,000 worth of Bitcoin. By the time they got their hands on it, it gained more than 2,000 percent.
Published on December 4, 2019 – 08:51 UTC