The Australian Federal Police have charged a 24-year-old man with drug trafficking and possession offences after finding multiple bottles of methamphetamine.
The Bangladeshi national had flown into Sydney International Airport from Fiji on October 28 and was stopped by Australian Border Force (ABF) for a routine check at customs.
During the search officers found 17 1L bottles of body oil in his suitcase, however after a drug test the results came back as positive for methamphetamine.
He was charged with importing a commercial quantity of border-controlled drug and possessing a commercial quantity of an unlawfully imported border-controlled drug.
Police say the total street value was estimated to be at $500,000 and weighed 750g in total.
If found guilty of these charges, the man could face a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
AFP Sydney Airport Police Commander Detective Superintendent Morgen Blunden said the import of drugs such as these can have harmful affects on Australians.
“We will not let any drug traffickers have an easy payday at the expense of our communities.” Det-Supt. Blunden said.
“The AFP is committed to working with Australian Border Force and partner agencies to detect and prosecute these offenders importing illicit drugs into Australia.”
ABF Commander of Trade and Travel Operations East, Susan Drennan said that ABF officers will always do their utmost best to stop illegal drugs from entering the country.
“We are always on alert to detect and stop the importation of illicit substances coming into Australia to protect our community from harm,” Commander Drennan said.
“No matter how these drug traffickers attempt to conceal and move their drugs, we will find them and you will ultimately pay the price for your actions.”