Brazilians charged with importing 6kg of cocaine

A 30-year-old Brazilian man and a 24-year-old Brazilian woman are scheduled to appear in Sydney Central Local Court today (22 April 2016) charged with importing approximately six kilograms of cocaine in their suitcases.

On 21 April 2016, the man and woman were selected for a baggage examination by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers upon their arrival at Sydney International Airport on a flight from Chile.

During the examination, the ABF officer’s located approximately three kilograms of cocaine concealed in the lining of each of the passenger’s suitcase and referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

The man and woman were charged with one count each of importing a commercial quantity of border controlled drug, namely cocaine, contrary to section 307.1 (1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

The maximum penalty for this offence is life imprisonment.

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