Monday, November 21, 2011

Overzealous Drug Arrest Results in Compensation for Aussie Carrying Pantene

Australian citizen Neil Parry of Darwin was arrested at Darwin Airport last year and jailed by Australian Customs & Border Protection (ACBP) officers for attempting to smuggle liquid Ecstasy into the country in two bottles of Pantene Pro-V shampoo and conditioner.

Although Parry assured authorities that it was Pantene, he nevertheless spent three days in jail, had his boat searched and two friends also had their homes searched.

COMMENT: Earlier today (November 21) ACBP said in a statement that there were "mistakes made during the presumptive testing of Mr. Parry's goods" and additional procedures have been introduced when conducting drug tests. As a result, Parry has been compensated $100,000 for false arrest, as his persistent claim that he was carrying Pantene proved to be true following lab analysis.

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