Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (ACBPS) have proved that they are not slowing down in the lead up to Christmas as two arrests are made following a find of approximately 40kgs of methamphetamine in an import shipment.
The operation began on the 17th November when officers ordered a container to the NSW Container Examination Facility. They were inspecting a shipment that was manifested as LED lamps and other items.
Eighteen cardboard cartons were examined with a white crystalline substance being located in some air cylinders. Initial testing of the powder turned positive for methamphetamine.
A controlled delivery was made to a suburb in NSW, Bass Hill. One man took delivery of the consignment and was immediately arrested. Another man connected with the alleged import was arrested at a nearby location.
“Customs and Border Protection will not be taking a break this Christmas,” ACBPS Regional Commander NSW, Tim Fitzgerald said.