Man arrested for importing 2.2kgs of pseudoephedrine
A 38-year-old man from Frances, South Australia, will appear in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court charged with importing pseudoephedrine into Australia.
On 5 May 2010, Customs and Border Protection officers noticed anomalies in a sea cargo consignment from Thailand upon arrival in Port Adelaide.
Customs and Border Protection and AFP Forensic members carried out an examination of the consignment of marble items including two stools, a vase and bowl.
Inside the items were three plastic bags containing a variety of tablets.
AFP agents monitored the consignment as it was transported to Naracoorte.
A search warrant was executed at a Frances residence today where the marble items were located.
The marble items were found to have been broken open and the man was subsequently arrested. It will be alleged in court that the man knowingly imported pseudoephedrine into Australia.
He has been charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled precursor, namely pseudoephedrine, contrary to subsection 307.11 of the Criminal Code Act 1995.
The maximum penalty for this offence is 25 years imprisonment.
May 14, 2010