A 21-YEAR-OLD Malaysian woman is facing the possibility of spending life in an Australian prison after she was allegedly found with four kilograms of crystal meth in her suitcase at Melbourne Airport.
Border Force officers selected the young woman for a baggage examination after she arrived at Melbourne International Airport on a flight from Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday morning.
While searching the woman’s suitcase, officers allegedly located five packages carefully secreted within two portable cooktop stoves.
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Inside those packages was four kilograms of a white crystalline substance. Presumptive testing of the substance returned positive results for methamphetamine.
Acting Commander Krissy Barrett, Acting Manager Organised Crime said four kilograms of meth equated to around 40,000 hits of the drug on the street.
The 21-year-old woman was arrested by Federal Police and has since been charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, namely methamphetamine.
She’s been remanded in custody and is due to appear in Melbourne Magistrates court on August 28.
If convicted, the woman faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.