AFP sells boat linked to $200m Geraldton drug bust

A boat linked to a $200 million drug bust in Western Australia has been sold.

Australian Federal Police (AFP) is remaining tight-lipped about the sale, confirming only that the boat and tender sold for under $30,000 to separate Australian buyers.

The boat was escorted to Geraldton in May during a high-profile investigation that led to the seizure of about 200 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine from China.

The bust was described by police as one of the state’s biggest drug seizures.

Eight Chinese nationals and six Malaysians are accused of involvement in the drug operation.

The rundown vessel used to traffic the drugs was placed on public auction online by the AFP.

It is not known what the proceeds of the sale will be spent on.

However, in a statement an AFP spokeswoman said that in previous cases funds from confiscated assets had been used for crime prevention, intervention or diversion programs, or other law enforcement initiatives.

 

Source: www.abc.net.au

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