Elderly Australian couple accidentally receives $7 million worth of meth in the mail
An elderly Australian couple briefly lived an episode of "Breaking Bad" when they unexpectedly received nearly $7 million worth of methamphetamine in the mail, according to CNN.
The unidentified couple, who live near Melbourne, signed for a package that contained nearly 20 kilograms of a white substance.
When the two informed each other that they hadn't ordered anything, they called the police who, upon inspecting the substance, determined it was the stimulant drug.
"[It's] quite incredible to comprehend that someone could be that sloppy," Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Matthew Kershaw told members of the press on Thursday.
Several hours after the discovery, cops were able to track the package to 21-year-old Zhiling Ma, who was in the town of Bundoora. They found an additional 20 kilograms of methamphetamine at the location he was arrested. Kershaw said the overall drug haul was a huge success for the police.
"It's quite a large find to take off the streets, really," he said. "That's 800,000 hits off the street that we've intercepted yesterday, which is quite significant."
Ma was charged with trafficking and importing a marketable quantity of a border patrol drug, according to CNN affiliate Nine News.