The Courier-Mail

BODY BLOW DEALT TO SMUGGLER

- RUTH MCCOSKER

A MACKAY man, 20, has been arrested after he strapped $240,000 worth of ice to his body and tried to smuggle it out of Brisbane Domestic Airport. The man was at the airport and on his way to Mackay on Tuesday when he was arrested with three separate packages strapped to his torso. Each bag contained a crystallin­e substance which was believed to be methylamph­etamine.

A total of approximat­ely 750 grams of the drug, with a value of $240,000 was seized.

The man was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and appeared in the Brisbane Magistrate­s Court yesterday morning.

He was remanded to appear again on September 28.

“Ice continues to be a drug of major concern to police and this seizure was significan­t in terms of the quantity seized,” Detective Inspector Mark Slater of State Crime Command’s Drug and Serious Crime Group said.

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