By: Maggie Huang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese couple has been arrested and charged after allegedly attempting to smuggle the precursor agent for more than AUD$7 million worth of the drug ice into Australia, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The husband and wife duo – a 51-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman – were stopped at Sydney International Airport after officers identified them for a targeted baggage examination. Australian Border Force officers discovered five packets of milk powder and two heat packs in their luggage, each of which were found to contain a pink or orange powder, which allegedly tested positive for pseudoephedrine.
The seized findings totalled 7.7 kilograms – enough to produce 75,000 hits of ice – with a street value of more than AUD$ 7 million. [FULL STORY]