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A PAIR of Taiwanese nationals will remain in custody overnight after an estimated $20.6 million worth of crystal meth was allegedly imported into Brisbane hidden within home appliances.

Chun-Hao Kuo, 31, and Chia-Cheng Ku, 27, faced Brisbane Magistrates Court today over the alleged 20.6 kg haul that arrived via air cargo from Hong Kong.4819422a-afe1-4268-836d-0ef46a44c454

It is alleged the duo were arrested after Border Force officers detected crystal meth inside the consignment and alerted federal police, who monitored its delivery to a property in Sunnybank.

Police claim the seizure is worth an estimated $20.6 million.

An Australian Federal Police spokeswoman said the drugs were concealed in microwaves, foot spas and a water filter.

89edbb9c-4ba0-45d7-bda0-6f35db965ef5Ku, 27, was charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, while Kuo, 31, was charged with attempting to possess a commercial quantity of the drug.

No details of the allegations were read out in court and their cases were adjourned until tomorrow to allow time to organize a translator.

Australian Border Force Queensland regional commander Terry Price said the seizure showed authorities were “aware of their methods and continue to thwart their efforts to profit from causing harm and despair to Australian families.



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