SYDNEY: Australian authorities have charged a 91-year-old Sydney man with importing cocaine disguised as soap, as they warned travelers Tuesday against becoming unwitting drug couriers.
Federal police said the suspect was charged in July over 4.5 kilograms of cocaine allegedly brought into Sydney in his luggage from India. “A search of the man’s luggage discovered 27 packages of soap,” police and the Australian Border Force said in a statement.
“Presumptive testing of the soap showed positive readings for cocaine.”
The elderly man appeared in a Sydney local court on Tuesday, telling reporters outside that he had been taken advantage of, Australian Associated Press reported.
AP via Manila Times/Aug. 11, 2015
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