A CONSIGNMENT of snow globes was targeted by Australian Border Force Aviation Goods officers after arriving from Canada.

The 15 snow globes were X-rayed and subject to further examination, with substance identification testing of the liquid inside returning a presumptive positive result for methamphetamine.

The detection was referred to the Australian Federal Police.


“The ABF has invested heavily in our technological capability in recent years and we can see further into every package than ever before,” ABF Regional Commander NSW Danielle Yannopoulos said.

In the 2017-18 financial year, the ABF processed more than 50 million air cargo consignments, three million sea cargo consignments, and inspected more than 54 million international mail items.