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Ecstasy smuggled in DVD player

Two British men have been charged after 6kg of ecstasy tablets were found inside a DVD player in luggage at Brisbane Airport. Customs officers allegedly discovered a quantity of drugs on the men, aged 41 and 48, on Saturday, and referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

The AFP allege their investigations led to the recovery of 6kg of ecstasy inside a DVD player in the luggage of the older man. They also said they discovered a small quantity of cannabis.

Both men have been charged with importing and conspiring to import a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, and attempting to possess a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug. The maximum penalty for these offences is life imprisonment.

The 48-year-old faces additional charges of importing a border controlled plant. That charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years. Both men were due to face Brisbane Magistrates Court today. (Source:

Story filed 12.02.07

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