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Man to face court over $1 billion Geraldton drug bust

Staff reporterGeraldton Guardian
Police at the scene of the record drug seizure in Geraldton in December 2017.
Camera IconPolice at the scene of the record drug seizure in Geraldton in December 2017. Credit: Adam Poulsen, The Geraldton Guardian

The final man to be charged over a $1 billion meth seizure in Geraldton is expected to face Perth Magistrate’s Court today.

The 45-year-old, from Sydney, was charged in Sydney on December 21 last year with importing a commercial quantity of the drug.

Australian Federal Police allege the man was a “key facilitator for the importation and its subsequent intended distribution in Australia”.

If convicted, he could face life behind bars.

The 1.2 tonne seizure – the largest in Australia – took place in December 2017.

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