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Woman charged after 2.5kg ‘ice’ and A$300,000 seized

Woman charged after 2.5kg ‘ice’ and A$300,000 seized

 

A woman has been charged by NSW (New South Wales) police in Australia over the importation of A$1.9 million of ice, which was detected by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers in an air cargo consignment from the US.

On 30 April, 2019 ABF officers located a total of 2.52kg of methylamphetamine (ice) concealed within a parcel containing a ceramic vase.

ABF officers identified and examined the parcel, which led to a presumptive test returning positive results for methylamphetamine.

The ice has an estimated potential street value of almost A$1.9 million.

The matter was referred to detectives from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command, who established Strike Force Twickenham to investigate the importation.

Following inquiries, Eastern Beaches detectives arrested a 40-year-old woman on Gardners Road, Kingsford. She was taken to Maroubra Police Station and charged with import commercial quantity of border-controlled drug.

Shortly after the arrest, investigators, assisted by Operation Odin, executed a search warrant at a home at Kingsford, where they located A$300,000 cash, electronic storage devices, and documentation.

The woman was refused bail

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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