The Australian Federal Police have charged two Malaysian nationals,aged 24 and 25 years old are both, with the possession of over 100 kilograms of methamphetamine. The drugs are estimated to have the street value $128 million.
The charges follow an operation on the 23 December. The two Malaysian men were in possession of the suspected controlled drug when arrested by AFP officers in Roselands NSW.
They were found in possession of more than 100 kilograms of a white crystalline substance suspected to be crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’). The drugs were found in six cardboard boxes within two motor vehicles. Multiple mobile telephones, identification documents and a substantial amount of Australian currency were also seized.
Both men have been charged with ‘possessing a commercial quantity of an unlawfully imported border controlled drug’, contrary to section 307.5 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth). This offence is punishable by life imprisonment or 7,500 penalty units (which is a current maximum fine of $1,350,000); or both .
Acting Commander Organised Crime, Anthony Hall highlighted the commitment of the AFP throughout the holiday season to disrupt the supply of illicit drugs.
“An AFP priority is to keep people safe and to do so we work relentlessly to keep these dangerous substances out of our community.