Two Adelaide men were sentenced to at least eight years in prison for importing more than 14.5 kilos of methamphetamine from Malaysia.
A jury convicted the pair guilty of importing a commercial quantity of a border restricted substance. According to the District Court, the two were involved in a “complex highly organised enterprise” involving 14.5 kilos of methamphetamine smuggled from Malaysia and disguised within 14 four-wheel drive winch kits. The court heard that the methamphetamine had a street worth of $4 million to $7 million. The shipment landed at Adelaide Airport on a Malaysian Airlines aircraft on March the 5th of 2019 and was transported to Blokland’s warehouse by a transport firm. The maximum penalty for the offences was life in prison or a $1.575 million fine plus life in jail.