Drugs could have been sold ‘for $6.2m’

Pilbara News - - News - Elle Far­cic

The 21.79kg of metham­phetamine three men left in an Os­borne Park stor­age unit last year could have sold for $6.2 mil­lion if it was not found by po­lice, a court was told last week.

Storm Hen­der­son and Ben­jamin Licht­en­berg helped their friend Joshua Gaskell carry a trunk, two black tubs, and a boogie board into a unit at Kan­ga­roo Stor­age 16 months ago.

Inside the con­tain­ers were meth, co­caine, MDMA, $569,000 in cash, guns, am­mu­ni­tion and drug-deal­ing equip­ment.

Mr Hen­der­son and Mr Licht­en­berg claim they had no idea what was inside the con­tain­ers, but prose­cu­tors say they know­ingly helped Mr Gaskell with his drug deal­ing.

Mr Hen­der­son and Mr Licht­en­berg have been charged with pos­sess­ing the drugs with in­tent to sell or sup­ply and pos­sess­ing un­law­fully ob­tained cash.

The hear­ing con­tin­ues.

Fed­eral po­lice and cus­toms of­fi­cials search the Strickly Biz­ness in Hamp­ton Har­bour, Dampier. Pic­ture: Peter de Krui­jff

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