Drug deal to the doorstep
DEADLY narcotics are being delivered through the post to home doorsteps – and authorities admit the brazen method of drug dealing is so prolific it’s nearly impossible to stop.
A special investigation by News Corp reporters has exposed how widespread this seemingly old-school but technically brilliant criminal ploy has become.
In one hour, we saw a single Australia Border Force officer detect nine drug packages.
They use a combination of X-ray machines, sniffer dogs, chemical swabs and old-fashioned nous, like honing in on certain countries of origin, to find the secreted stashes. The drugs can be hidden in birthday cards, mechanical parts or even cute children’s lolly bags.
Across 10 days over Christmas, officers at the Sydney International Mail Gateway in Granville found an astounding 100kg of narcotics.
In a single year, they detect about 20,000 illegal drug packages. Country of origin, the way mail is addressed and in-
Officers may intercept the mail, but prosecuting buyers is almost impossible
NABBED: Australian border force officer Marie checks a package from overseas and finds 100g of amphetamines inside a a tractor part, below, at the Australia Post facility in Granville, Sydney. This packet of lollies, below right, contained eight...