Eight men have been charged after a record 1.2 tonnes of methamphetamine were brought in by boat to the port of Geraldton in Western Australia.

Police estimate the drugs seized in the operation have a street value of $1.04 billion.

It is the largest meth bust in Australian history, topping a 903-kilogram seizure in Melbourne
earlier this year.
Police allege the drugs were then offloaded into a white hire van shortly before 4:00am. Tactical response police officers intercepted the van as it reversed from the dock.

Three men in the van were arrested at the time. Police then boarded the boat and arrested three crew members on board.
Police allege 59 bags each containing about 20 kilograms of methamphetamine commonly known as "ice" were seized from the van. Another 20kg bag was also allegedly found on board the boat.