Media Release: Three charged for trafficking heroin during multiple search warrants overnight
Release Date: Friday, November 02 2012, 01:28 PM
Three men are scheduled to appear in Sydney Central Local court today (2 November, 2012) charged with trafficking approximately 4.5 kilograms of heroin.
An operation resulted in the execution of multiple search warrants in Sydney overnight. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) arrested a 54-year-old Queensland man and two Singapore nationals aged 55 and 31.
AFP officers searched a vehicle in Coogee, locating approximately 1.5 kilograms of a substance believed to be heroin, and subsequently arrested the Queensland man.
During search warrants at a serviced apartment in Coogee, AFP officers located approximately three kilograms of a substance also believed to be heroin and $10,000 in cash. During this search warrant the 55-year-old Singapore national was arrested.
The 31-year-old Singapore national was later arrested during a search warrant at a hotel in Kensington.
All three men have been charged with trafficking commercial quantities of a border controlled drug, namely heroin, contrary to section 302.2(1) Criminal Code 1995.
The maximum penalty for this offence is life imprisonment and/or an $825,000 fine.
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