Fiji drugs stopped at Sydney border

A Bangladeshi national has been charged with importing a commercial quantity of liquid methamphetamine from Fiji into Australia.

Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Border Force arrested the man at Sydney International Airport after he arrived on a flight from Nadi.

They allege the man was carrying $500,000 of the drug in bottles of body oil.

He has been charged with:

  • Importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug – methamphetamine, contrary to section 307.1 of the Criminal Code 1995; and
  • Possessing a commercial quantity of an unlawfully imported border controlled drug – methamphetamine, contrary to section 307.5 of the Criminal Code 1995.

Australia’s maximum penalty for these offences is life imprisonment.

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