25 Jul 2012

Cocaine arrest

5:07 am on 25 July 2012

A United States national is to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with importing cocaine into Australia.

Police say the man arrived on a flight from New Zealand on Monday.

Customs and Border Protection officers say they found about 2kg of white powder concealed in luggage lining.

The maximum penalty for the offence is 25 years imprisonment and a fine of $A550,000.