Western Australia Police Specialist Crime detectives have charged two men over the alleged importation of pseudoephedrine, a precursor required to manufacture Methylamphetamine.
As part of a multi-agency operation targeting the importation of border controlled precursors, officers from WA Police, Australian Federal Police and Australian Customs and Border Protection Service were involved in the targeting of two men who flew out of Perth on Monday 19 July 2010 to Thailand, and who retuned to Perth approximately one week later, one on Sunday 25 July 2010 and the other on Monday 26 July 2010.
It will be alleged that the first man to return to Perth, a 42-year-old man from Greenfields, entered the country with the two bottles containing what is believed to be pseudoephedrine.
The drugs were substituted with another substance by authorities without the man’s knowledge and he continued to his home address. The second man, a 51-year-old man from Bellevue, returned to Perth on the Monday.
Detectives executed search warrants at the two men’s home addresses. It will be alleged that the two bottles containing the substituted substance were located at the 51-year-old man’s Bellevue residence along with other drug related items.
The 51-year-old man from Bellevue has been charged with Pre-traffic a Marketable Quantity of a Controlled Precursor, Possess a Prohibited Drug and Possess a Smoking Utensil.
He is next due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on 1 October 2010.
The 42-year-old man from Greenfields has been charged with Importing and Exporting Marketable Quantities of Border Controlled Precursors.
He is next due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on 13 August 2010.
August 05, 2010
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