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Cops seize 1.7tonnes of ice bound for Aust

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A supplied imaged obtained on Thursday, November 1, 2018, shows seized baggage at Melbourne Airport.(AAP Image/Australian Border Force)

Authorities have stopped the largest-ever seizure of ice bound for Australia, carrying an estimated street value of $1.29 billion.

The seizure of 1.7 tonnes of the drug in the US - also the biggest ever domestic seizure of the drug there - has led to six arrests in Victoria and NSW.

The seizure could have resulted in more than 17 million drug deals, with an estimated street value of approximately $1.29 billion, police say.

Officers from the Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police arrested six people on Thursday, allegedly involved with the US-based organised syndicate investigated over the shipment.

Authorities from the AFP, Victoria Police and Australian Border Force will address the media on Friday morning.

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