2 men from Hong Kong , Malaysia charged with smuggling $50 million in ice from China to Sydney

February 26, 2015 4:45 AM

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SYDNEY – Two men from Malaysia and Hong Kong have been charged with smuggling more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, worth 65 million Australian dollars ($50 million) into Sydney in a shipping container from China, authorities said on Thursday.

The men, whose names have not been released, were to appear in a Sydney court Thursday on various drug charges, Australian Federal Police and Australian Customs and Border Protection Service said in a joint statement. They face potential life prison sentences if convicted.

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