A 30-year-old Perth woman has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of trying to bring more than a kilogram of methamphetamine into Western Australia.
Leanne Margaret Renton was arrested at the Perth domestic airport on Thursday afternoon after arriving on a flight from Sydney.
The Perth Magistrates Court was told a search of her hand luggage found five vacuum-sealed bags containing 1.1 kilograms of a crystallized substance which tested positive for methamphetamine.
The court also heard Ms Renton had only travelled to Sydney the day before with $4,500 cash in her purse and carry-on luggage.
She was not required to plead to a charge of trafficking in a marketable quantity of methamphetamine, which carries a maximum jail term of 25 years.
Ms Renton was not represented by a lawyer and applied for bail so she could get legal advice.
Commonwealth prosecutors opposed the application, saying Ms Renton was a flight risk and the charge against her may be upgraded to trafficking in a commercial amount of the drug.
Magistrate Michael Wheeler denied bail saying the charges were serious and a jail term was inevitable if Ms Renton was convicted.
She is due back in court next month.