Two Malaysian nationals charged with possessing over 100 kilograms of methamphetamine

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Two Malaysian nationals have been arrested and charged with possessing more than 100 kilograms   of methamphetamine in NSW following an operation on 23 December 2016.

The drugs have an estimated street value of approximately $128 million.

The two men were in possession of the suspected controlled drug when arrested by AFP officers in Roselands NSW. The two men were found in possession of more than 100 kilograms of a white crystalline substance suspected to be crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’). The drugs were found in six cardboard boxes within two motor vehicles. Multiple mobile telephones, identification documents and a substantial amount of Australian currency were also seized.

The crystalline substance suspected to be crystal methamphetamine is to undergo forensic testing to confirm the exact weight and purity.

The two men, aged 24 and 25 years old are both Malaysian nationals, one of whom was living in Australia unlawfully.

Both men have been charged with ‘possessing a commercial quantity of an unlawfully imported border controlled drug’, contrary to section 307.5 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth). This offence is punishable by life imprisonment or 7,500 penalty units (which is a current maximum fine of $1,350,000); or both    .

Acting Commander Organised Crime, Anthony Hall highlighted the commitment of the AFP throughout the holiday season to disrupt the supply of illicit drugs.

An AFP priority is to keep people safe and to do so we work relentlessly to keep these dangerous substances out of our community.”

The men will appear in Parramatta Local Court today (Saturday, 24 December 2016).

 

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