Woman charged with importing one kilogram of methamphetamine

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

A Taiwanese national will today appear before the Perth Magistrates Court charged with importing approximately one kilogram of methamphetamine.

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers targeted the woman for a baggage examination after she arrived at Perth International Airport on a flight from Hong Kong on Monday (30 May).

The officers searched the woman’s bags and uncovered five vacuum-sealed bags which contained a white crystalline substance.

Initial testing of the substance was positive for methamphetamine. Further testing will be conducted to determine the exact weight and purity of the substance.

The woman was referred to the Australian Federal Police who charged her with Import Marketable Quantity of Border Controlled Drug namely methamphetamine contrary to section 307.2 of Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

The maximum penalty for this offence is imprisonment for 25 years.

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