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Australia seizes $162 million in meth hidden in Chinese kayaks

Authorities in Australia have seized Aus$180 million (US$162 million) of methamphetamine stashed in a consignment of kayaks from China and arrested four Taiwanese nationals, police said Wednesday. The 183-kilogramme (402-pound) haul was discovered during a joint Australian Federal Police and Customs and Border Protection Service operation at Sydney’s container port.…

Possible bomb strapped to Australian woman’s neck: report

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian police were scrambling Wednesday to remove what local media said was a suspected bomb possibly collared to a young woman’s neck by an intruder into her home in a wealthy neighborhood in Sydney. “It’s a very serious incident where the life of a young lady is…

‘Evil’ Australian hacker faces 49 charges

SYDNEY — A man who used the online nickname “Evil” has been charged with hacking attacks that police Wednesday alleged could have caused considerable damage to Australia?s national infrastructure. The 25-year-old unemployed truck driver, who had been unable to find a job in information technology, faces 49 charges after a…

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