Two men from Sydney have been charged with attempting to possess a commercial quantity of unlawfully imported border controlled drugs, contrary to section 307.5 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth), after allegedly importing 63 kilograms of meth concealed inside shipping pallets from Malaysia, with an estimated street value of $18.9 million. The maximum penalty for this offence is life imprisonment.
The men were arrested after the Australian Federal Police (AFP) conducted a controlled delivery of the consignment to an address in Guildford West. The consignment labelled as mop buckets was examined and further forensic testing revealed 18 wooden pallets had meth concealed within the wooden slats, with approximately 63 kilograms uncovered.
AFP acting Commander Crime Geoff Turner said despite the creativity offenders displayed when trying to import drugs into the country, Australian authorities were one-step ahead.
“You name it; they’ve tried to hide drugs in it. Nevertheless, we are dedicated to stopping these harmful drugs reaching our communities and harming countless Australians,” A/Commander Turner said.
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