Man Arrested For Drugs At Sydney Airport

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22 August 2009

Media Release

Man arrested for drugs at Sydney Airport


A 29-year-old man from Hurstville, NSW has been charged after being arrested

at Sydney Airport for drug supply and dealing with proceeds of crime.

Australian Federal Police Airport Uniform Police using canine capabilities were

deployed within the domestic airport to target suspicious activity yesterday.  

The canine reacted to the man and a subsequent search of his belongings

revealed approximately 4 kilograms of methamphetamine and about $2,300 in

Australian currency.  

The substance will undergo forensic testing to confirm its composition, exact

weight and purity.

“This arrest is another example of the capability of the AFP’s drug detection

canines at airports”, Commander Glen McEwen Manager Aviation Operations

Support said today.

The AFP deploys currency and drug detection canines as broad screening tools

within the domestic aviation environment, under the Unified Policing model.

These canines support wider aviation security and criminal deterrence


The 29-year-old man will appear in Parramatta Bail Court today. He has been

charged with various offences including supplying a large commercial quantity

of a prohibited drug, contrary to section 25 (2) of the Drug Misuse and

Trafficking Act 1985, and dealing with property suspected to be proceeds of

crime, contrary to section 193c (1) of the Crimes Act 1900.  

The maximum penalty for these offences is life imprisonment and/or a

$550,000 fine.

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