A 35-year-old man from Los Angeles will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today after being charged with importing methamphetamine.
Police will allege in court that the man concealed eight pellets containing methamphetamine internally, which was detected by Australian Border Force officers.
The matter was also followed up by the Australian Federal Police, who transferred the man to hospital where further examination confirmed that he was carrying a number of pellets internally.
He was charged with two offences; being:
- one count of importing a marketable quantity of border controlled drug contrary to section 37.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth); and
- one count of possess controlled border drug, contrary to section 307.6 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth)
The maximum penalty for these offences are 25 years imprisonment, a $550,000 fine, or both.
He was refused bail and was remanded in custody.