A 17-year-old Perth girl has been charged after police allegedly found a package that was supposed to contain $16 million of heroin stashed in her bedroom closet.
The Australian Federal Police began an investigation in April after their Chinese counterparts tipped them off to a series of packages headed for Australian shores.
Some 254 blocks of heroin, weighing more than 74 kilograms, were switched out before the packages reached their intended destinations.
Three packages made their way to Newcastle, but one allegedly ended up in the wardrobe of a 17-year-old Perth girl.
The teen was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly receiving the package, which was supposed to contain 22 kilograms of heroin, worth around $16.2 million.