A mother and son have been jailed for supplying and trafficking a commercial quantity of methamphetamine after police busted a drug syndicate that allegedly used airline cabin crew to import heroin.
The 57-year-old woman, from Deer Park, was sentenced to a maximum of 10 years behind bars for trafficking a commercial quantity of meth, while her 28-year-old son, from Sunshine North, was jailed for a maximum of 12 years.
He had been charged with a string of offences including trafficking illicit drugs and dealing with the proceeds of crime.
The pair were arrested as part of Operation Sunrise, which sought to take down a large-scale heroin syndicate operating in Melbourne in 2018 which allegedly imported about $20 million worth of illicit drugs using international cabin crew from multiple airlines.
Police say the mother had facilitated the sale of one kilogram of methamphetamine to a co-accused person, which was delivered by her son, on December 2018.
The son then provided an additional five kilograms of methamphetamine to the same person on January 8, 2019. He was arrested at his home on the same day, and his mother two months later.
The Victoria Joint Organised Crime Taskforce, which is made up of officers from the Australian Federal Police, Border Force, Victoria Police and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission had launched their investigation into the pair in December 2018.
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