At Perth Airport, a Malaysian man has been arrested after being accused of the import of 3.9 kilograms of methamphetamine, which he hid in the walls of his esky.
After arriving on a flight from Kuala Lumpur on October 27, the 40-year-old man's esky was examined by officers according to a spokesperson of the Australian Border Force. The examination revealed an alleged presumptive positive result for meth. It was thereafter confirmed by an x-ray that revealed a number of methamphetamine packages neatly stuffed in the walls of the esky.
Life Behind Bars
After the confirmation of this substance in his luggage, the Australian Border Force (ABF)
immediately canceled his visa after which he was taken in by Australian Federal Police officers.
After appearing before magistrate’s court, he's now facing a maximum life behind bars for the import of the illicit drug.
While responding to the situation, Rod O’Donnell, ABF Regional Commander for WA, made it clear that officers are always on alert to ensure no illicit drug make it through Perth Airport.
He said that these officers are highly trained and they employ several techniques of assessment to identify travellers of interest and after that use detection technology including cutting-edge x-ray to spot prohibited items.
The viable and robust economy in Australia
concerning many other countries of the world makes it an enticing market for illegal drugs' importers according to AFP State Manager Greg Harrigan.
Accordingly, he said drugs are a huge problem to the country, especially the associated crime, health, and social expenses. And that the arrest demonstrates that the Police is determined to continue identifying and fishing out the committers of such crime-related offense.
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