Central Coast man charged after allegedly importing 1.6kg of ‘ice’ by post

Joint ABF/NSW Police media release: A Central Coast man has been charged after he allegedly attempted to import a large commercial quantity of methylamphetamine by post.

Earlier last month, detectives from the Brisbane Water Police District Drug Unit established Strike Force Bocci to investigate the attempted importation of approximately 1.6kg of methylamphetamine oil through a postal service, after a package was intercepted by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers in Western Australia.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force officers arrested a 41-year-old man at a unit on Albany Street, Point Frederick, about 9.30am yesterday (Thursday 11 June 2020).

Officers executed a search warrant at the home, where they allegedly located and seized mobile phones, laptops and several unidentified clear liquids – these will be subject to further forensic examination.

He was taken to Woy Woy Police Station and charged with import commercial quantity of border-controlled drug and supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug.

He appeared at Newcastle Local Court yesterday (Thursday 11 June 2020), where he was formally bail refused to appear at Gosford Local Court on Friday 8 August 2020.

Investigations under Strike Force Bocci are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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