Media release: Arrest made over 6.8kgs of Ice hidden in boxes

Release Date: Friday, April 26 2013, 03:15 PM

This is a joint media release between the AFP and Customs and Border Protection

A 24-year-old Canadian national was charged by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) yesterday for allegedly importing approximately 6.8 kilograms of methamphetamine, commonly known as ‘Ice’, into Australia.

On Thursday (25 April 2013) Customs and Border Protection officers selected the woman’s luggage for examination. An x-ray indicated anomalies in the structure of four large boxes inside her luggage.

It is alleged one of the boxes was examined and found to contain 2.4 kilograms of methamphetamine wrapped in plastic. The remainder of the boxes approximately contained a further 4.4 kilograms of methamphetamine.

Customs and Border Protection referred the matter to the AFP and the woman was charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, namely methamphetamine.

The woman is expected to face Sydney Central Local court today.

The maximum penalty for this offence is life imprisonment.

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AFP National Media (02) 6131 6333

Customs and Border Protection Media (02) 6275 6793