Bikie, 26, faces life imprisonment for ‘trying to air freight $100,000 worth of sex drug GBL into Australia from China’
- Bryan James Cutts, 26, allegedly attempted to import $100,000 of sex drug GBL
- AFP intercepted the drugs in Sydney which arrived from China to Brisbane
- He appeared in court on Saturday charged with importing the illicit drug
An alleged Queensland bikie gang member has faced court accused of importing 25 litres of the sex drug Gamma-butyrolactone into Australia.
Bryan James Cutts, 26, allegedly attempted to air-freight about $100,000 of the drug from China to Brisbane, Australian Federal Police say.
But the Australian Border Force intercepted the drugs in Sydney sparking a joint agency investigation, which included Queensland Police.
Cutts appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug.
Bryan James Cutts, 26, is accused of importing 25 litres of the sex drug Gamma-butyrolactone (stock)
He was granted bail to appear in the same court on July 3.
Gamma-butyrolactone or GBL is commonly referred to as the party drug: liquid ecstasy, fantasy, or ‘coma in a bottle’.
It has also been used to stupefy rape victims.
‘What people are actually ingesting is an industrial chemical solvent found in paint strippers and stain removers and it can be fatal, even in tiny doses,’ AFP Detective Superintendent Crime Northern Command Todd Hunter said in a statement.
GBL can also cause memory loss, respiratory difficulties, loss of consciousness and coma, he said.
The maximum penalty for importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug is life imprisonment.