Meth hidden in garden hoses


Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (ACBPS) officers have once again uncovered a concealed shipment of methamphetamine bound for distribution in our country.

It all began on 14 April when officers at the Sydney Container Examination Facility reviewed a container that arrived from China. The container manifest stated that the cargo description was yellow trachea (tubing).

With some inconsistencies being found, a physical examination of the boxes inside the container continued.  Each box contained garden hoses, with each hose concealing a white crystalline substance.  The material tested positive for methamphetamine.

The total weight of the concealment was 29 kilograms.

A search warrant was carried out, with a 64 year old man being arrested and charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, namely methamphetamine.

“No matter how illicit drugs are hidden, our officers have the intelligence, the skills, and the technology to stop dangerous drugs from entering the country,” ACBPS Regional Commander NSW Tim Fitzgerald said, congratulating the ACBPS officers.


Source & Image credits: ACBPS