Female Arrested For Importing Cocaine At Sydney Airport
Sydney, NSW, Australia (News4us.com) April 28, 2011
In a recent joint Australian Federal Police/Customs and Border Protection Media Release.
A 21-year-old female with U.S. citizenship has been arrested at Sydney Airport attempting to import an amount of cocaine into Australia.
Customs and Border Protection officers stopped the woman for questioning when she arrived at Sydney International Airport on a flight from Buenos Aires on Tuesday (26 April 2011).
During a baggage examination, Customs officers found a substance concealed in the lining of her suitcase.
Initial testing indicated the presence of illicit drugs.
The woman was referred to the Australian Federal Police, and charged with importing a marketable quantity of a border controlled drug, namely cocaine contrary to section 307.2(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995.
She is scheduled to appear in Central Local Court today.
The maximum penalty for this offence is 25 years imprisonment and/or a $550,000 fine.
Further forensic testing will be undertaken to confirm the exact weight and purity of the substance.
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