A million-dollar ‘zombie’ drug haul has resulted in more than nine years jail for a Brisbane man after police intercepted the shipment from China. Sammuel Bartrim, 26, was sentenced in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Tuesday for importing a commercial quantity of N-ethylpentylone in November 2017. The 3.8 kg haul of drugs, colloquially known as monkey dust, zombie or bath salts, had a street value of up to $1.77 million if it had been passed off as MDMA. The court heard Australian Border Force intercepted two packages of the drug at an Australia Post depot on November 25. They were addressed to another man who Bartrim had arranged to pay $1500 to receive them in Sydney. The 3.8 kg haul of drugs (pictured), colloquially known as monkey dust, zombie or bath salts, had a street value of up to $1.77 million if it had been passed off as MDMA Australia Federal Police substituted the 85 per cent pure powder with an inert one before an officer posing as a postie delivered the parcels. They swooped on Bartrim five days later after he collected the drugs from the house. Officers found them stashed in a secret compartment in his car, along… Read full this story
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