Perth man arrested for heroin hidden in mascara bottles

A 28-year-old Perth man was due to face Perth Magistrates Court on 7 August 2021, charged with attempting to possess approximately 440 grams of heroin hidden in mascara bottles.

On 3 August 2021, Australian Border Force officers conducted an examination of a consignment from South Africa which tested positive for heroin.

Australian Federal Police investigators were advised of the detection which resulted in officers executing a controlled delivery of the consignment yesterday (6 August 2021) to a residential address in the Perth suburb of Balga.

AFP officers observed a 28-year-old man take possession of the consignment which was delivered to the front door of the property.