Saturday, February 25, 2023

Canadian tasked with stripping 645kg of MDMA out of BBQs - 10 years

Luke Humphries, 33, was tasked with unpacking 346 packages of MDMA hidden in 199 barbecues in a warehouse in south-west Sydney in October 2019. But only hours into the work, he called a friend, saying he was exhausted. He had completed 13.
The phone call was recorded by the Australian Federal Police. The AFP was already aware of the shipment, intercepting the barbecues when they arrived in Australia and replacing the MDMA packages with a substance that looked like the illicit drug. Cops then released the shipment. Humphries pleaded guilty to attempting to traffic a commercial quantity of MDMA and was sentenced on August 11th to a decade in jail. He is appealing.