CHINESE Triads and West African gangs are among the international organised crime syndicates making the deadly drug ice for the booming Australian market.
Triad society members are using clandestine meth labs they have set up in the Philippines and Malaysia to supply Australian and South-East Asian drug users.
West African gangsters are trafficking ice and other methamphetamines either directly to Asia and Australia or to Asia and Australia via Southern Africa and Western Europe.
Both crime groups are largely smuggling their deadly drugs to Australia by air cargo, in shipping containers or through the international mail system.
Just this week, an organised crime syndicate that imported ice worth $115 million, hidden in timber shipped from Africa, was smashed by Australian Federal Police agents.
H/t kevin a.