East Hills man among duo charged over drug haul

A MAN from East Hills was one of two men charged in connection to the alleged seizure of 156 kilograms of pseudoephedrine last year, as a result of Operation Ironside.
An AFP-led investigation into the alleged activities of an airline freight employee suspected of using his role to advise multiple criminal syndicates about law enforcement interest into incoming consignments, resulted in officers executing two search warrants on Tuesday, June 8.
It is alleged a 51-year-old Darling Point man, who is an airline freight worker, and a 36-year-old East Hills man were involved in importing 156 kilograms of pseudoephedrine in fabric rolls from India via air cargo, which was seized by Australian Border Force officers in October 2020.
Police executed search warrants at the homes of the two men, allegedly seizing $15,000 and multiple electronic devices from East Hills, while a mobile phone was seized at Darling Point.
Both were charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled precursor, namely pseudoephedrine, contrary to section 307.11 of the Criminal Code (Cth).
The maximum penalty for this offence is 25 years’ imprisonment.

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