Three packages of MDMA found during a police operation each had purity levels of more than 74 per cent, a jury has heard.
Toby John Della Valle and Shea Alex Gibbling have pleaded not guilty to the joint charge of importing a commercial quantity of a controlled drug from September 20 to October 6, 2017.
It has been alleged the accused tried to import MDMA from Spain to Australia via the post, but the parcel was intercepted by an Australian Border Force officer in Sydney.
The MDMA was swapped for an identical salt by Australian Federal Police and a controlled delivery was arranged, the court heard.
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Officers from the federal police, Tasmania Police and border force executed a search warrant on the house where the two accused lived after Mr Gibbling signed for the parcel, the jury was told.
It was alleged another two bags of MDMA were found in the house during the search; one in a Glasshouse candle box in insulation batts and the other in PVC pipe in Mr Gibbling’s bedroom.
Both accused have also been charged with trafficking a marketable quantity of a controlled drug in relation to the additional MDMA allegedly found during the police search. They both pleaded not guilty.
Australian Federal Police crime scene investigator Marianthi Makarios gave evidence on the fourth day of the Launceston Supreme Court trial.
Ms Makarios said she took a one gram sample from each of the seized MDMA quantities and sent it to the National Measurement Institute for a full chemical analysis.
The court heard the purity of the MDMA from the parcel was 79.3 per cent, the sample found in the candle box was 77.5 per cent and the one found in the PVC pipe was 74.6 per cent.
Ms Makarios said she also examined the bags the seized drugs were in.
She told the court a latent fingerprint was observed on the bag of the MDMA found in the candle box.
After developing the latent fingerprint, Ms Makarios said she sent it to Canberra for analysis.
Defence lawyer Evan Hughes, who represents Mr Della Valle, asked Ms Makarios if determining how or when the fingerprint was left on the object was out of the examination's scope and she said it was.
The trial before Justice Brian Martin will continue on Friday.
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