Two Nepalese youth could be sentenced for 25 years imprisonment for alleged involvement in illegal drug trafficking activities. Australian Federal Police has arrested and charged two Nepalese in Brisbane. According to the police source, the duo was arrested on 22 February night after AFP investigators executed search warrants at Roma St Bus Station about 10.20pm.
Nepalese boys aged twenty-one allegedly transported about 450g of illicit drugs from Sydney to Brisbane. Police found illicit drugs inside tubes of hair dye wrapped by a towel. Both charged with one count of trafficking marketable quantities of controlled drugs. They faced Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on 23 February and were remanded in custody to reappear on 3 March 2023.
Contrary to section 302.3 of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth) they could be sentenced the maximum penalty for the offence is 25 years’ imprisonment.
AFP investigators executed search warrants while the men arrived at the Roma St Bus Station via a service from Casino, New South Wales. According to the police earlier they catch train from Sydney to Casino. Police seized six tubes of professional hair dye wrapped inside a towel having substances consistent with border-controlled drugs. AFP told media the substances undergoing further forensic test. AFP Commander John Tanti said investigators cast a wide net to detect any attempt to move drugs into and around Australia.
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