German woman faces Australian court over drugs

23rd November 2005, Comments 0 comments

23 November 2005, SYDNEY - Two European women faced an Australian court Wednesday after customs officials at Sydney airport allegedly found six kilograms of ecstasy worth more than 1 million Australian dollars (730,000 U.S. dollars) in their suitcases.

23 November 2005

SYDNEY - Two European women faced an Australian court Wednesday after customs officials at Sydney airport allegedly found six kilograms of ecstasy worth more than 1 million Australian dollars (730,000 U.S. dollars) in their suitcases.

The women, a German and a Spanish national, arrived together on a flight from London on Tuesday, a police statement said.

The 24-year-old German's suitcase allegedly contained three kilograms of ecstasy tablets. It was alleged the 37-year-old Spanish woman had three kilograms of ecstasy tablets in her suitcase.

The maximum penalty for drug trafficking offences is a fine of up to 750,000 Australian dollars (547,000 U.S. dollars) or life imprisonment.

DPA

Subject: German news

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