Record drug seizure in French Polynesia

7:19 pm on 4 October 2017

Police in French Polynesia have seized a record 21 kilogrammes of methamphetamine.


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The seizure follows a routine road stop in August when a man was arrested for possessing the drug which triggered a probe.

Five people were subsequently charged in connection with the find and last week another three people were linked to the case.

The seized drugs' street value is estimated to be $US21 million.

The prosecutor in Tahiti says methamphetamine is imported from the US where it is bought for between $US10 to $US30 a gram and then sold in Tahiti for $US1000.

Since the beginning of the year, 27 kilogrammes of the drug have been seized, implicating 45 people in a number of cases.