Two Taiwanese Men Caught Smuggling Drugs into Australia

Two men from Taiwan were arrested at Brisbane International Airport Thursday, after being found to be carrying 4.5 kilograms of methamphetamine strapped to their bodies.

Australian Border police first intercepted a 20 year old man who was found to be carrying a crystal substance hidden in body braces. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine. A 19 year-old man was arrested later the same day after arriving on a different flight.

Border police said that the men were carrying a combined total of 4.5 kilograms of meth. Both men were charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug.

The men face a possible maximum life sentence if found guilty, according to an Australian Federal Police media release.

Australian Border Force Acting Regional Commander for Queensland Julie Pettrey said the detections were a testament to the skill of airport officers.

“Here we have two individuals arriving on separate flights that our officers have identified as being linked and as a result, we have stopped a co-ordinated attempt to import a significant amount of methamphetamine into Queensland,” she said.

AFP State Manager Queensland Commander Sharon Cowden said the AFP arrests were a result of good border processes and positive work between law enforcement partners to prevent and stop the importation of drugs into Australia.

“This should serve as a warning to anyone attempting to bring drugs into Australia, you will be caught and face the consequences,” Commander Cowden said.

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