Customs amplifies meth seizure

Brisbane International Mail Facility was the stage for the latest drug seizure made by the officers at Australian Customs and Border Protection Services.

Two packages were selected for further examination after x-raying revealed discrepancies.

During the assessment of the consignment, ACBPS officers noted that the shipment was of car power amplifiers. Officers then uncovered suspicious bag, which contained a white crystalline substance where the circuit boards should have been.

The substance tested positive for methamphetamine – approx 2 kilograms worth of the drug was concealed in the consignment.

The matter was then referred to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and a controlled delivery was staged.

Two Chinese men were arrested, aged 23 and 25. Both were each charged with one count of attempting to possess a commercial quantity of border controlled drug contrary to section 307.5 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) and one count of importing a commercial quantity of border controlled drug contrary to section 307.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

“It is clear from the nature of this concealment that this was a sophisticated attempt to evade detection by Australian authorities,” Dr Ben Evans, ACBPS Regional Commander Queensland said.

“Our highly trained officers have the intelligence, technology and expertise to stop these shipments at the border to protect our communities.” AFP Manager Crime Operations Jennifer Hurst said those considering importing border controlled drugs should listen to authorities.

“The message is loud and clear. If you import drugs into our country for distribution on our streets you are going to get caught,” Commander Hurst said.

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