A man has been charged by NSW Police Force over the alleged importation of MDMA, which was detected by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers in a parcel from Spain.
On Saturday 18 August 2019, the ABF Detector Dog Unit identified an air cargo consignment of interest at a customs-controlled depot in Sydney.
Subsequently, ABF officers x-rayed and inspected the consignment, which was found to contain colourful plastic bracelets.
They also located 500 tablets inside the parcel, which were subject to further examination and a presumptive test returned positive results for 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA).
The matter was referred to police from St George Proactive Crime Team, who commenced an investigation into the importation with the assistance of the State Crime Command’s Cybercrime Squad.
Following extensive inquiries, investigators, assisted by Central Metropolitan Region’s Operation Odin and the Dog Unit, executed a search warrant at an apartment on Brodie Spark Drive, Wolli Creek, just before midday yesterday (Wednesday 21 August 2019).
During the search, police seized a further 62g grams of MDMA, cocaine, cannabis, synthetic drugs, drug paraphernalia consistent with supply, cannabis cultivation equipment, postal packaging, a laptop, mobile phones, and documentation.
The total estimated potential street value of the illicit drugs is about $75,000.
A 23-year-old man was arrested at the location and taken to Kogarah Police Station.
He was charged with import commercial quantity of border-controlled drug, two counts of supply prohibited drug, and four counts of possess prohibited drug.
The man has been refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court today (Thursday 22 August 2019).
Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information about the importation and/or supply of prohibited drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.