Woman charged over drugs hidden in eyelash glue remover bottles

A NSW woman will front court today on 15 charges, after an investigation uncovered drugs hidden in hundreds of eyelash glue remover bottles.

Strike Force Colas has been investigating the large-scale importation and distribution of 15ml bottles labelled as ‘eyelash glue remover’ since December 2018.

The substance in the bottles is actually believed to be gamma butyrolactone (GBL).


The 48-year-old woman was arrested at a home in Cobbitty around 10am yesterday, as a result of a search warrant.

Police also searched a granny flat nearby that had been converted into a beauty shop, where they uncovered seven boxes of the packaged containers.

Each box held at least 200 15ml bottles of fake eyelash glue remover believed to contain GBL.

Police seized the boxes, along with cash, a mobile phone, electronic storage devices and financial documents.

The woman was taken to Narella Police Station and charged with the following:

  • Supply prohibited drug – large commercial quantity (x4),
  • Supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis,
  • Import commercial quantity of border-controlled drug,
  • Supply prohibited drug -commercial quantity (x4),
  • Organises/conducts etc drug premises expose child,
  • Introduce industrial chemicals and not registered for year,
  • Deal with property proceeds of crime,
  • Supply prohibited drug >indictable, and
  • Possess prohibited drug

She was refused bail, and is set to appear at Campbelltown Local Court today.