Perth Man Arrested for Heroin Hidden in Mascara Bottles
A 28-year-old Perth man was due to face Perth Magistrates Court on 7 August 2021, charged with attempting to possess approximately 440 grams of heroin hidden in mascara bottles.
On 3 August 2021, Australian Border Force officers conducted an examination of a consignment from South Africa which tested positive for heroin.
Australian Federal Police investigators were advised of the detection which resulted in officers executing a controlled delivery of the consignment to a residential address in the Perth suburb of Balga.
AFP officers observed a 28-year-old man take possession of the consignment which was delivered to the front door of the property.
The man was subsequently arrested and charged with attempting to possess a marketable quantity of an unlawfully imported border controlled drug, namely heroin, contrary to section 307.6 of the Criminal Code (Cth) 1995.
The maximum penalty for this offence is 25 years’ imprisonment.
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