$500,000 Hobart ICE seizure

Detection dog uncovers drugs

8 May 2017

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Acting Detective Inspector Marco Cosentino with the package uncovered in Hobart

A 32 year old New South Wales man has been charged with trafficking and unlawfully importing a controlled substance following the seizure of ICE worth more than $500,000

Tasmania Police, along with the Drug Dog Detection Handler Unit, yesterday conducted their routine passenger screening for disembarking domestic flights at Hobart Airport.

At around 7:55am, police observed patrons disembarking from a flight arriving from Sydney and walking to the Hobart Airport baggage collection.

Passengers were subjected to a screening by the Drug Detection Dog in the presence of two police officers and the dog gave a positive indication on a 32 year-old male passenger from New South Wales.

A subsequent search found the man to be in possession of a package, concealed in his underwear, which later examination revealed it to be 522 grams of the drug methamphetamine (commonly known as ‘ICE’).

Police charged the man with one count of Unlawfully Importing a Controlled Substance and one count of Trafficking in a controlled substance and on appearance in the Hobart Magistrates Court this morning he was remanded in custody.

Any information relative to this matter can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au

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