A 33-year-old Hong Kong man appeared in Sydney Central Local Court today charged with importing pseudoephedrine into Australia.
Customs and Border Protection Officers stopped the man for a baggage examination when he arrived at Sydney International Airport on a flight from Hong Kong on 27 May.
During questioning officers identified a consignment of five wooden doors allegedly linked to the man.
The man was referred to the Australian Federal Police for questioning, where the Joint Organised Crime Group (JOCG) took carriage of the investigation.
The JOCG consists of the Australian Federal Police, NSW Police Force, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, NSW Crime Commission and the Australian Crime Commission.
The sea cargo consignment of doors was located and searched by Customs and Border Protection Officers who discovered 40 plastic bags containing 10 kilograms of a granular substance concealed within one of the doors.
A presumptive test was conducted and indicated the substance was suspected to be pseudoephedrine.
May 28, 2010