“An X-ray of the bundle revealed anomalies, and an ABF drug detector canine gave a optimistic response. What seemed to be a ‘hole filler’-like materials was spilling out of the ends of a number of the shelf legs,” an AFP spokesperson stated in a press release.
“It is going to be alleged that when officers deconstructed the legs they positioned roughly two kilograms of a crystalline substance which returned a presumptive optimistic take a look at consequence for meth.”
4 days later, a second similar bundle, addressed to a Perth residence, was intercepted by ABF officers and allegedly contained one other two kilograms of meth hid in furnishings legs.
On July 31, a 3rd bundle from Malaysia was examined by ABF officers in Brisbane. They allegedly recognized meth weighing 1.eight kilograms hid in eight furnishings legs.
That matter was referred to AFP officers in Queensland, who raided a house within the Logan Metropolis suburb of Hillcrest, about 20 kilometres south of Brisbane, on Monday, September 14.
A 28-year-old man was arrested and it is going to be alleged officers discovered greater than $491,000 in money, an additional 1.eight kilograms of a substance believed to be meth, and 1.2 kilograms of different medicine.
The person appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court docket on Tuesday charged with a variety of drug possession, drug trafficking, drug importation and dealing within the proceeds of crime offences.
He was attributable to reappear in court docket on September 22. If convicted, the utmost penalty for these offences ranges from 20 years to life imprisonment, in accordance with the AFP.
As a part of the identical investigation, WA detectives stopped a car in Canning Vale in southern Perth on Monday, August three. A number of objects have been seized from the car, together with furnishings components.
“It is going to be alleged that these furnishings components contained a complete of roughly two kilograms of methamphetamine hid inside them,” the AFP stated in a press release.
A 37-year-old man was arrested. On the identical day, WA police and AFP detectives searched the person’s house in Glen Iris in Bunbury and allegedly discovered related objects containing two kilograms of meth.
It is going to be additional alleged the identical man tried to take possession of comparable objects on Sunday, July 26, that additionally contained an estimated two kilograms of meth.
The WA man was charged with a variety of drug possession and stolen property offences. He was attributable to seem in Perth Magistrates court docket on October 20.
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Toby Crockford is a breaking information reporter on the Brisbane Instances