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Australia Swedish national arrested at Sydney Airport with $12m worth of ice

11:15  06 november  2019
11:15  06 november  2019 Source:

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Federal authorities have intercepted a Swedish man at Sydney International Airport attempting to smuggle $12 million worth of ice into Australia.

The 39-year-old had disembarked off a flight from Turkey when he was selected by Australian Border Force agents for a random baggage examination.

Confounded by the man's unusually heavy suitcases, officers x-rayed the man's bags which weighed almost 9 kilograms each empty.

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a close up of a box: A brown powdery substance was found on the inside lining of both of the man's suitcases.© Australian Border Force A brown powdery substance was found on the inside lining of both of the man's suitcases.

The x-rays revealed anomalies in the lining that consisted of a brown powdery substance.

That substance tested positive to be 16kg of methylamphetamine – commonly known as ice – which carries a street value of between $9 and $12 million.

Australian Federal Police Commander Kylie Flower said the quantity of ice seized was "significant".

"This was a brazen attempt to sidestep authorities and bring a significant amount of ice into our homes," Commander Flower said.

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DRUG dogs detected a man carrying m worth of ice in his underpants leaving a Sydney flight at Hobart Airport . Police said recent intelligence and arrests reinforced the view that illicit drugs were being imported into the state, rather than being manufactured locally.

An x-ray revealed unusual substances hidden in the outer structure of the cases.© Australian Border Force An x-ray revealed unusual substances hidden in the outer structure of the cases.

ABF Regional Commander Danielle Yannopoulos said her agents had vast experience with criminals attempting to smuggle drugs in the lining of their suitcases.

"Criminals continue to be surprised when our officers uncover their attempted drug importations, but they are underestimating ABF officers who have the skills and abilities and are passionate and committed to protecting the safety of the Australian community," Regional Commander Yannopoulos said.

"This detection represents around 160,000 hits of ice that have been kept off the streets.

"It should serve as a warning to criminal groups that if you keep trying to bring these destructive substances in, we will keep catching you and you will face the full force of the law."

The Swedish national was taken to Mascot Police Station where he was charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug.

He is due to face court on in January next year.

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