A Darwin man has been charged by the AFP for allegedly trying to import 4kgs of hallucinogenic drugs into the NT from Mexico.
The 34-year-old man was arrested after Australian Border Force officers intercepted four packets labelled "natural dye", which allegedly turned out to be hallucinogenic DMT, according to the AFP.
A joint task force made up of the AFP, NT Police, ABF, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and the Department of Home Affairs monitored the delivery to the package at a parcel locker in the Darwin CBD on Wednesday September 15.
The man was arrested after allegedly returning home with the package to a residence in Larrakeyah that afternoon.
Officers then searched his property and allegedly found "evidence in his bedroom of DMT processing, manufacture and supply."
"They seized various clandestine laboratory equipment, chemicals and a suspected commercial quantity of partially processed DMT in liquid form, as well as suspected processed DMT in crystalline form," the AFP said in a statement.
The man was charged with importing, possessing and supplying a commercial quantity of a dangerous drug.
He faced court on Thursday where his matter was adjourned to November 30.
The man was remanded in custody.
Detective Superintendent Lee Morgan from the Northern Territory Police Drugs and Organised Crime Section said: "This operation is another excellent example of law enforcement agencies working in partnerships to achieve results".
"Illicit substances cause significant harm in our community, we will do everything we can to protect our community from people that are involved in the manufacture and distribution of illicit substances," he said.
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