Woman Charged For Importing Nembutal

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JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

4 February 2010

Woman charged for importing Nembutal

A 61-year-old Canterbury woman will appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court
today, charged by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) with importing
Nembutal.

On 19 March 2009 a consignment originating from Mexico was intercepted by
Australian Customs and Border Protection at Melbourne International Airport.

The consignment consisted of two perfume bottles of clear liquid.

The matter was referred to the AFP and an investigation began.

AFP officers executed a search warrant on a Canterbury address on 15 April
2009.

The woman has now been charged with importing a marketable quantity of a
border controlled drug, namely Pentobarbitone (a Barbiturate also known as
Nembutal), contrary to section 307.2(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995.

The maximum penalty for this offence is 25 years imprisonment or $550,000.

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Media enquiries:

AFP National Media (02) 6275 7100
Customs and Border Protection Communication and Media (02) 6275 6793



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