Man charged with importing meth through Perth Airport

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

A 25-year-old Sydney man is scheduled to face Perth Magistrate’s Court today after allegedly importing approximately three kilograms of methamphetamine through Perth Airport last night (11 April 2017).

After arriving on a flight from Dubai, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers conducted an examination of the man’s baggage. They detected anomalies in the lining of the man’s suitcase and further examination revealed a white substance.

Initial testing of the substance returned a positive result for methamphetamine.

The man was referred to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and charged with importing a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs, contrary to section 307.1 of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth).

Further forensic testing is required to determine the exact weight, purity and value of the methamphetamine seized.


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