Local people in WA ice bust
CASH AND DRUGS CHARGES
A 25-YEAR-OLD man from Blackett has been arrested as part of the largest drug raid in Western Australia this year.
He was one of five people arrested by local and Australian Federal Police last Sunday, where 21kg of methamphetamine was seized with a street value of around $21 million.
Police stopped two vehicles in Karrinyup, WA, after seeing an alleged drug deal.
They seized around 11kg of alleged meth and $7445 from one man, and $90,000 cash from the other.
The 25-year-old Blackett man, a 50-year-old WA man, and a 43-year-old Queensland man were arrested.
The Blackett man was charged with supplying a prohibited drug, possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply and possessing stolen or unlawfully obtained property.
Search warrants were then executed at a property in Karrinyup, where police seized a further 10kg of methamphetamine.
A 31-year-old Werrington woman and a 43-year-old Queensland man were arrested by police.
The woman was charged with possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply.
WA Police State Crime Commander Pryce Scanlan said this operation had prevented a significant quantity of a harmful, illicit drug from reaching the community.
“We encourage the community to join us in our efforts against this trade by providing us with any information regarding the illicit drug trade that may assist our investigations,” Commander Scanlan said.
AFP Acting WA State Manager Steven Hulbert said the strong co-operation between law enforcement agencies continues to benefit the local community.
“We are all committed to stopping those who continue to push this damaging substance onto Australian streets,” Acting Commander Hulbert said.
“The efforts of law enforcement agencies to stopping the harm done to communities by methamphetamine will involve us continuing to target those who seek to profit from the addiction and misery of others.”
All five people faced court on Monday charged with various drug-related offences.
They were refused bail and will reappear in Perth Magistrates Court in coming weeks.