Elderly Melbourne Couple Accidentally Delivered $10 Million Package Of Ice

Pure methamphetamine in rock form

Pure methamphetamine in rock form

POLICE have seized 40kg of what is alleged to be methylamphetamine, after being contacted by an elderly couple who had the drug delivered to their home.

The package was delivered to their Hoppers Crossing house on Wednesday afternoon, but the couple called police when they found it contained bags of white powder.

Melbourne police spokesman told ABC that the couple had been "unsure of the significance of the find" and that officers were "assuring them that they've done absolutely nothing wrong".

The package contained what police said were 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of 10 million Australian dollars ($7 million).

Detectives raided a property 60 kilometres away in Bundoora, a northern suburb of Melbourne and allegedly found another 20 kilogrammes of the drug. A 21-year-old man has since been charged.

"They asked each other if they had ordered anything and it was quite clear they hadn't ordered anything online or through any type of services", the copper said, deadpan.

The Bundoora man is set to face Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday, charged with importing a marketable quantity of a border-controlled drug.