Media Release: 10kgs of ice in suitcases seized, two charged in Sydney
Release Date: Saturday, October 27 2012, 04:30 PM
This is a joint media release between the AFP and Customs and Border Protection
Two Canadian nationals will appear in the Parramatta Local Court today, charged by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) with importing narcotics.
On 26 October, Customs and Border Protection officers examined two suitcases when the 29-year-old man and 36-year-old woman arrived at the Sydney International Airport on a flight from Canada.
While examining the suitcases, Customs and Border Protection officers noticed anomalies within the suitcases.
Further examinations revealed approximately five kilograms of a substance believed to be methylamphetamine, commonly known as ‘ice’, concealed within false bottoms of the cases, approximately 10 kilograms in total.
Customs and Border Protection officers referred the matter to the AFP and the man and woman were charged with importing a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs, contrary to section 307.1 of the Criminal Code Act (Cth) 1995.
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