In a totally botched attempt at being cartel masterminds, drug dealers driving a van with A$200 million (£112,540,000) of meth has crashed into a police car.
Giving Australian cops the easiest bust in history, CCTV footage shows the moment that they royally messed it up:
In the video, you can see a white van turning onto a street outside Eastwood Police Station, before taking the corner way too wide and ending up on the right side of the road. The van then smashes straight into a stationery police car.
The incredible fail happened at 10.30am on Monday morning, with police catching up with a 26-year-old man from Berala, New South Wales. He was arrested and is facing three charges, including drug trafficking and negligent driving, NSW police said.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Sydney, detective chief inspector Glyn Baker said: “This would be one of the easiest drug busts NSW police have ever made.
“This man has certainly had a very, very bad day. Crashing into a police vehicle with that amount of drugs on board is somewhat unheard of – it’s an exceptional set of circumstances.”
As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, he continued: “The vehicle was searched and, remarkably, inside that vehicle was 13 [sealed packing] boxes. Each box contained 21 one kilogram bags of methamphetamine, commonly referred to as ice.
“With a haul of this size, this has now initiated quite a significant investigation. You can only assume it’s a distribution point to then on-sell a significant amount of drugs.”
One of the police vehicles hit was written off, and the other just damaged slightly. The driver fled the scene but was stopped and searched nearby by a detective in the suburban area of Ryde in Sydney around an hour later.
Meth was the fifth most commonly used drug in Australia as of 2016. Credit: PA
The local authorities have appealed for witnesses of the crash, with anybody who had dash-cam footage encouraged to contact the police to help with investigation.
The suspect appeared at Burwood local court on Tuesday and was refused bail.