$10 million of vapes seized in record-breaking bust

You are currently viewing $10 million of vapes seized in record-breaking bust

  • 15 tonnes of vapes seized from a WA warehouse in single largest haul for the State
  • Tip-off leads to one of the biggest vapes seizures in the nation, worth $10 million
  • More than 10 tonnes of nangs and other illegal prescription products also impounded
  • Government crackdown on illegal vape sales and nitrous oxide misuse continues

More than 300,000 vapes with a street value of $10 million have been uncovered hidden in a warehouse, in the single biggest seizure of the illegal products in Western Australia to date.

In what has also been confirmed as one of the largest seizures of vapes in Australia, WA Health compliance unearthed the massive haul from a property in the Perth metropolitan area earlier this month after a tip-off.

Forty pallets or 15 tonnes of vapes, and more than 10 tonnes of nitrous oxide – or nangs, as well as other illegal prescription products were seized as part of the operation, all allegedly destined to be illegally sold in WA.

Vapes and e-cigarettes can contain up to 200 toxic chemicals, including the same harmful chemicals found in cleaning products, nail polish remover, weed killer, bug spray and paint stripper.

Nitrous oxide can be dangerous if inhaled – causing permanent nerve damage, brain damage or even death.

Read the full story here.

Leave a Reply