Perth man charged with importing methamphetamine through mail

This is a joint release between Australian Federal Police and the Australian Border Force

A 23-year-old Perth man has been charged as the alleged facilitator in the importations of two packages of methamphetamine from Malaysia to Western Australia.

The Maylands man is expected to appear in Perth Magistrates Court today (14 October 2020) charged with attempting to possess a marketable quantity of a border-controlled drug.

An investigation was launched in August, after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers examined an air cargo consignment and allegedly located approximately 114 grams of the drug concealed in a metal canister labelled ‘Cooling Powder’.

In September, ABF officers examined a second consignment that allegedly contained approximately 93 grams of methamphetamine hidden in coffee sachets.

The drugs were substituted by police and the packages were delivered to properties in Leeming and Booragoon, where they were allegedly collected by the two men (previous media release can be found here).

The 23-year-old man was arrested during a warrant yesterday (13 October 2020) and investigators seized a small quantity of substances believed to be methamphetamine and cocaine.

Police will allege the Maylands man communicated with and assisted the two men before their arrests last month.

The 23-year-old man is charged with two counts of possessing a marketable quantity of a border-controlled drug, namely methamphetamine. The maximum penalty for this offence is 25 years imprisonment.

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