‘Ice’d coffee seizure

A 32 year old Vietnamese national has been charged with the importation of a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug.

Two shipments arrived at the Sydney International Mail Facility from China . Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (ACBPS) carried out an exam of the cargo, which revealed a shocking concealment of methamphetamine.

The shipment was 53 packages of coffee, with the drugs being hidden inside.

The Vietnamese national was due to face Sydney Central Court on the 28th May, charged with attempting to import 13 kilograms of methamphetamine into Australia.

“The outcome of this joint operation with our closest law enforcement partner has helped disrupt the flow of illegal narcotics in Sydney, and potentially across Australia,” ACBPS Regional Commander NSW Tim Fitzgerald said.

To add to his list of charges, the man was also in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine and was also charged with possession of a prohibited drug, namely 0.6grams of methamphetamine.

The maximum penalty for the importation offence is life imprisonment and/or a $1,275,000 fine.


Source and Image credits: Australian Customs