Arrests have been made in Western Australia after methamphetamine was uncovered hidden in an import shipment.
The operation began when Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (ACBPS) intercepted and inspected a package that arrived in Perth from Thailand. The shipment, a motor cycle muffler, underwent examination, with a white powder being discovered. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine. The weight of the find was 926.7 grams, classing it as a commercial quantity.
A controlled delivery was arranged by the Australian Federal Police to an address in Forrestfield. Two men, both aged 23 and a woman, aged 46, have been arrested after they attempted to collected the packages.
The three were each charged with one count of trafficking in a substance, the substance being a controlled drug, namely methamphetamine and the quantity trafficked being a commercial quantity, contrary to subsection 302.2(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).
The maximum penalty for each offence is a fine of up to $850,000 and/or 25 years in prison. Further arrests and charges have not been ruled out.