The authorities in Australia have arrested and charged a man who allegedly imported 5 kilograms of methamphetamine from the dark web.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) published a press release where they say authorities arrested a 62 year old West Australian man for importing five kilograms of methamphetamine. The arrest was made on August 10, and followed an investigation by the AFP and the Australian Border Force.
Methamphetamine belonging to the man
On August 4, 2021, the Australian Border Force intercepted a “suspicious package” that was sent from USA. The declaration form said that the package had documents inside. The Australian Border Force officers opened the package and they discovered it had multiple A4-size envelopes. ABF officers found methamphetamine In between sheets of paper in the envelopes
The Australian Border Force handed over the package to Australian Federal Police officers to complete the investigation. Officers removed the methamphetamine from the envelopes. After that they conducted a controlled delivery of the package on August 10, 2021.
The 62 year old man accepted delivery of the package. After receiving delivery, Investigators executed a search warrant at the residence later in the day. The Investigators discovered the he put the contents of the package inside a bag in a hallway in the residence.
After that the officers arrested the suspect. He was charged with importing a commercial quantity of controlled drugs and attempting to possess a commercial quantity of controlled drugs.
Officers with the Australian Federal Police are investigating possible co-conspirators.