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Three Australians arrested in connection with the seizure of hundreds of pounds of crystal methamphetamine from a Santa Rosa storage locker planned to smuggle the drugs to the land down under in a small airplane, authorities said Wednesday.

Investigators seized more than 560 pounds of crystal meth in a joint investigation led by the Australian Federal Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Australian authorities said.

The drugs have a street value in the United States of about $204 million, according to Australian authorities.

The DEA first learned of the conspiracy in January, and conducted a search on an undisclosed Santa Rosa storage facility on June 15, finding hundreds of pounds of meth, police said.

Three suspects — ages 52, 58 and 72 — were all arrested in Australia in connection with the drugs, authorities said. The suspects’ names were not immediately released.

The 72-year-old suspect was busted at an airport in Melbourne, Australia, on July 5 with the light aircraft he planned to use to smuggle the drugs, according to police.




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