A 44-year-old NSW man appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday, charged with attempting to import crystal methamphetamine into Australia inserted within his body.
The man arrived at Melbourne International Airport yesterday morning (Tuesday, 31 October 2017) on a flight from Los Angeles.
He was selected for a baggage examination by Australian Border Force officers. Police will allege in court the man admitted to having concealed two packages of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as Ice, within his body.
Subsequently, the man was escorted to hospital by Australian Federal Police officers, where he passed two items containing approximately 85 grams of crystal methamphetamine.
The man was charged with one count of importing a marketable quantity of a border controlled drug, namely methamphetamine, contrary to subsection 307.2(1) of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth).
The maximum penalty for this offence is 25 years’ imprisonment.
The man will reappear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 23 January 2018.