NSW police charge man for importation of GHB at Botany

An investigation into a large-scale importation of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), has led to the arrest of man in Sydney’s south.

Yesterday (Wednesday 4 September 2019), police executed a search warrant at an apartment in Pemberton Street, Botany. Officers located an amount of GHB, ice, cocaine and capsules believed to be MDMA.

Today (Thursday 5 September 2019), officers from the South Sydney Proactive Crime Team, returned to the Pemberton Street residence. A 34-year-old man was arrested and taken to Mascot Police Station.

Investigators will allege that the man imported three separate packages of GHB over a five-month period.

Australian Border Force officers intercepted an initial package containing one litre of GHB on Monday 22 April 2019. Another package of two litres was captured on Saturday 4 May 2019 followed by a third package containing one litre on Saturday 17 August 2019.

All packages were seized by NSW Police and following a six-month investigation the 34-year-old man was identified to be allegedly behind the importation of the substance.

The man was charged with import commercial quantity of border controlled drug and two counts of possess prohibited drug.

He faced Central Local Court today (Thursday 5 September 2019) where he was refused bail to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 11 September 2019.

Police inquiries continue.

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