Media Release: Two charged after meth concealed in windsurfer sails seized

Release Date: Monday, March 21 2016, 03:01 PM

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Border Force.

Two women have been charged after allegedly attempting to import a quantity of methamphetamine in windsurfer sails yesterday (Sunday 20 March).

The 25-year-old woman and 24-year-old woman were selected by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers for a full luggage examination after they arrived at Sydney International Airport on a flight from Los Angeles yesterday.

The bags containing the windsurfer boards and sails were x-rayed and the officers noticed irregularities within the sail framework.

After further examination, the sail framework was found to contain a white substance which, when tested, returned a positive result for methamphetamine. Further testing will be done to determine the exact weight and purity of the drugs seized.

The matter was referred to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and after further investigation, both women were placed under arrest.

They have both been charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, namely methamphetamine, contrary to Section 307.1 of the Criminal Code (Cth) and are expected to face Central Local Court today (Monday 21 March).

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