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Australia Suitcase with a cocaine lining: big drug bust at Perth airport

12:55  10 july  2018
12:55  10 july  2018 Source:   watoday.com.au

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Customs officers at Perth Airport have seized four kilograms of cocaine allegedly discovered hidden inside a traveller's suitcase . The cocaine was allegedly concealed in the suitcase \'s lining .

Share: An X-ray of the man’s suitcase allegedly revealed two packages of white powder concealed underneath its lining .

The cocaine was allegedly concealed in the suitcase\'s lining.© ABF The cocaine was allegedly concealed in the suitcase\'s lining. Customs officers at Perth Airport have seized four kilograms of cocaine allegedly discovered hidden inside a traveller's suitcase.

Australian Border Force officers selected the 64-year old American for examination after he arrived on a flight from Bangkok, Thailand on Monday.

An X-ray of the man’s suitcase allegedly revealed two packages of white powder concealed underneath its lining; they were tested and "returned a presumptive positive indication for cocaine."

The man appeared before court on Tuesday charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug and remanded in custody until his next appearance later this month.

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Border Force's Acting Regional Commander for WA Mark Wilson said the quick seizure of the drugs was a credit to the officers.

“Our officers are highly trained and use a range of assessment techniques supported by cutting edge x-ray and detection technology to identify prohibited items crossing the border," he said.

“This is another great example of our border screening methods protecting the community by stopping drugs entering the country.”

Commander Greg Harrigan from the Australian Federal Police said investigations will continue.

“Arrests are often just the beginning of an investigation for us," he said.

"From here we will be considering all avenues of the supply chain offshore and the potential market here in Australia for this attempted drug importation at Perth’s borders."

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