Alexandra Rose Kobelke was busted trying to smuggle drugs while on a flight. Picture: Instagram
Alexandra Rose Kobelke was busted trying to smuggle drugs while on a flight. Picture: Instagram

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A YOUNG Sydney woman who trafficked large quantities of ice and cocaine on flights between the city and Hobart packed the drugs in vacuum-sealed bags to hide their smell.

Alexandra Rose Kobelke, 26, was on Wednesday sentenced to two years and eight months in jail for her part in a large-scale drug trafficking operation. She made 13 plane trips between Sydney and Hobart in a little more than a year from December 10, 2017.

Kobelke brought "wholesale quantities" of the drugs into Hobart and returned to Sydney with large sums of money.

She worked for other people and was promised money or drugs for making each trip but didn't receive a share of the profits.

Alexandra Rose Kobelke being led into court.
Alexandra Rose Kobelke being led into court.

On nine of the flights she bought tickets under a false name. "Although Ms Kobelke was a worker rather than an entrepreneur, this is a serious case of trafficking," Justice Alan Blow told Hobart Supreme Court. Justice Blow said it was impossible to determine exactly how much money Kobelke transported but it was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Alexandra Kobelke was sentenced this week to two years and eight months in jail for her part in a large-scale drug trafficking operation.
Alexandra Kobelke was sentenced this week to two years and eight months in jail for her part in a large-scale drug trafficking operation.

On a trip in January last year, Kobelke, from Punchbowl, was arrested at Sydney Airport with $40,000 worth of ice and 54 grams of cocaine worth $16,000 in her possession. At her Sydney apartment, police found $4000, which has been forfeited to the state.

Alexandra Rose Kobelke is from Punchbowl. Picture: Instagram
Alexandra Rose Kobelke is from Punchbowl. Picture: Instagram

Kobelke was involved in dealing the drugs and also packed the illegal substances using cryovac vacuum-sealed bags.

She pleaded guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance and will have to serve 16 months behind bars before being eligible for parole. Kobelke's sentence has been backdated to March.

Kobelke had $150,000 of methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy on her when arrested.
Kobelke had $150,000 of methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy on her when arrested.
Kobelke made 13 plane trips between Sydney and Hobart in a little more than a year from December 10, 2017. Picture: Instagram
Kobelke made 13 plane trips between Sydney and Hobart in a little more than a year from December 10, 2017. Picture: Instagram

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