Curstom intercepts biggest drug seizure in Western Australia this year

14:16, August 17, 2010      

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A man has been arrested in Perth of Australia for allegedly importing 2.1 million dollars (1.8 million U.S. dollars) worth of cocaine, the biggest drug seizure in Western Australia this year, police said Tuesday.

The 34-year-old man has been charged with attempting to possess 6 kg worth of cocaine imported from Arizona in the United States inside five muscle growth accelerator containers.

Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted the alleged drug shipment at a cargo facility at Perth International Airport, and alerted the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

The AFP undertook a controlled delivery to Bunbury, south of Perth, where the man took possession of containers of substituted material.

When police later searched the man's apartment on Adelaide Terrace in central Perth, a sniffer dog found a further 200 gm of powder which police suspect to be cocaine.

The AFP said the imported consignment had a street value of 2.1 million dollars (1.8 million U.S. dollars) and the operation had prevented over 6,000 one-gram deals from reaching the streets of Perth.

The maximum penalty for the drug offense is life imprison, and a 825,000 dollars (742,376 U.S. dollars) fine.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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