A 31-year-old man pleaded not guilty in the Devonport Magistrates Court on Tuesday afternoon to a charge of trafficking in a controlled substance.
Tasmania Police alleged Turners Beach man Paul Marshall imported half a kilo of methamphetamine into the state on Sunday.
He was arrested at the Launceston airport allegedly in possession of the 500gm package of ice.
A police spokesperson said the man "was detected as part of an ongoing investigation after disembarking a domestic flight arriving in Launceston".
"The seizure is part of an operation conducted by Western Drug Investigation Services targeting the importation and distribution of methylamphetamine with further arrests expected at a later date."
The man pleaded not guilty to the trafficking charge and other associated matters and was released on bail to return to court in February.
A 43-year-old Wesley Vale woman was also charged in relation to the matter and will appear in court at a later date.