A Chinese national has spent Christmas behind bars after she was allegedly found in possession of approximately $1.5 million of methamphetamine hidden underneath food.
Ming Yun Zheng, 47, appeared in Perth Magistrate’s Court on Christmas Eve on charges of intent to sell or supply methamphetamine and possess amphetamine.
Midland detectives and Customs officials executed a search warrant on Monday night at her Beechboro home.
They allegedly found 3kg of methamphetamine hidden in tubs covered by dried meat.
When asked by Magistrate Robert Young whether she understood the charges, Ms Zheng said no and made a request for a Mandarin interpreter.
The court was told Ms Zheng had made admissions to police about packing and storing the methamphetamine.
She did not have legal representation and was not required to enter a plea.
Ms Zheng was remanded in custody to next appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court on January 17 next year.
Investigations are still ongoing.