Massive Meth Bust: $160 Million Hidden in Kayak Shipment

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Well it looks like Heisenberg is still sorting out some distribution issues.

Australian police discovered a shipment of methamphetamine worth approximately $163 million (US) this week. What makes this slightly unique is that they found the nearly 400 pound haul stuffed in amongst a shipment of kayaks coming out of China. 19 of the 27 kayaks in the in the shipping container was filled with meth.

Now that the police solved the caper, the real mystery was to try to figure out the model of that unmarked kayak in the video above. After a bit of research, I'm 95% sure it's this boat model below, produced by a mould and plastic company out of Zhejiang, China. In this case the outfitting hasn't been attached to the boat but the design and features like hatches and cup holders do match up.

Sit on top from China.

Five people were arrested when they showed up to receive the shipping container.

Top photo credit: cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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