Australian Customs and Border Protection Service officers stop ‘ice’ smuggler at Melbourne Airport


The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) seized approximately two kilograms of methamphetamine (‘ice’) at Melbourne Airport on Monday, 24 March 2014.

ACBPS officers selected a 66 year-old South Korean national for a baggage examination, when he arrived on a flight from New Delhi.

During the examination, officers identified a white crystalline substance concealed inside tea products and soap boxes. Initial testing returned positive results for methamphetamine.

ACBPS National Manager Airport Operations, Craig Sommerville, said Customs and Border Protection is committed to stopping illegal drugs reaching our streets.

“No matter how these dangerous and prohibited substances are concealed, our officers are alert to threats to the Australian community, and are dedicated to intercepting and seizing them at the border,” Mr Sommerville said.

“If we catch you attempting to smuggle drugs such as methamphetamine, you could face a maximum penalty of up to 25 years in gaol.”

The man has been referred to the Australian Federal Police for further