Cabramatta woman charged with importing heroin in sesame seed bars
A 41-year-old Cabramatta woman will appear in Sydney Central Court today charged with importing a substance believed to be heroin in sesame seed bars.
Customs and Border Protection officers stopped the woman for a baggage examination when she arrived at Sydney International Airport on a flight from Vietnam yesterday, 12 May 2010.
During the examination, officers located a quantity of white powder concealed in the bars.
Initial testing indicated the presence of heroin.
The woman was referred to the Australian Federal Police, and charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, contrary to section 307.1(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995.
Further forensic testing will be undertaken to confirm the exact weight and purity of the substance.
May 13, 2010