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Cocaine Importation charges dropped – Brisbane Magistrates Court

Updated: Apr 4, 2022

On 19 October 2021, two Columbian nationals aged 22 and 23 were charged with importing 400 grams of cocaine into Australia after a search warrant in Fortitude Valley apartment complex. The investigation conducted by the Queensland Police State Drug Squad and Australian Border Force. A brief of evidence was provided and reviewed by Nick Crawford. As a result, submissions were made provided to the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) resulting in the cocaine importation charges for both clients being discontinued. The remaining offences related to minor possession of cannabis and other drug related items proceeded to sentence before the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 24 February 20212. Both clients were fined the sum of eight hundred dollars with no conviction being recorded. Under the Commonwealth Criminal Code (1995), the importation of a border-controlled drug carries a penalty of life imprisonment.

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