A 20 year-old man has been charged with importing 4.6 kilograms of methamphetamines hidden inside dozens of shampoo bottles.
Hong Kong national Chi Chang faced the Magistrates Court on Saturday morning, charged with the import and attempt to posses the street drugs.
The case was adjourned for Tuesday. No application for bail was made and Mr Chang will remain in custody at least until the file hearing.
His solicitor said her client spoke very little English and that his language barrier needed to be addressed while he remanded in custody.
Australian Federal Police arrested Mr Chang in Melbourne CBD on April 3 after he allegedly imported the drugs.
An AFP federal agent said the arrest was part of a larger operation, adding that the quantity of drugs seized was "significant".
The street value is not yet known but the agent said the cost of manufacturing the methamphetamines would have cost about $190,000.
The charges carry a total maximum penalty of up to 25 years in prison.