Appearing in court in Sydney this week British national Paul Robert Quinn pleaded guilty on charges related to drug possession and unlawfully bringing drugs into Australia.
46-year-old Quinn landed in Sydney from London on 19 March when customs found six containers in his luggage labeled “Neal’s Yard Remedies Lavender Bath Salts” and a bottle of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder.
Brown crystals that through tests were discovered to be MDMA were found in the bottles, weighing about 7.195 kilograms.
Quinn, a desperately cash strapped British electrician, said he was offered $9100 to bring the drugs into Australia from where he would phone a number of someone to collect the substance from him.
The case was adjourned to a Sydney district court on 18 July.