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Suspended sentence for man caught importing pseudoephedrine

Chris Ison

A LAIDLEY man has narrowly avoided a stint behind bars after he was caught importing pseudoephedrine into the country.

The 30-year-old man was charged following a joint operation between Customs and Border Protection and the Queensland Police Service, which involved the interception of a parcel containing pseudoephedrine and execution of a search warrant at the man's Laidley property.

Customs officers at the Sydney International Mail facility intercepted the parcel, which was destined for Gatton, in August last year.

Inside the package officers found a blue powder, which chemical testing revealed was pseudoephedrine, a precursor chemical used in the manufacture of amphetamine-type substances including methamphetamine.

It is illegal to import pseudoephedrine without a permit.

Alex O'Brien, the Customs manager of Investigations Queensland, said the arrest showed the strength of collaboration among law-enforcement agencies.

"Customs and Border Protection continues to work with other agencies and state police to ensure our communities are protected from these dangerous drugs," Mr O'Brien said.

The Laidley man was found guilty and received a suspended nine-month sentence and was released on a 30-month good behaviour bond when he fronted the Ipswich Magistrates Court.

Topics:  court, drugs, pseudoephedrine




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