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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.








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