Drug gang busted by SA police
EIGHT men have been arrested after a 12-month probe into drug trafficking in the state’s South East.
Nine properties were raided by detectives at Mt Gambier, Naracoorte and Penola yesterday.
Police allege the men were involved in the trafficking of methamphetamine and cannabis across the state’s South East.
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Crameri said the Drug and Organised Crime Taskforce work collaboratively with local police regularly to target the supply of methylamphetamine in the community.
“This investigation, conducted under the framework of the SA Police Operation ATLAS which is focused on disrupting the methylamphetamine trade, is an example of police actively targeting drug dealers in country locations,” he said.
“The harms associated with illicit drug use, including ice, are often magnified in rural and isolated communities.”
All eight men, including five from Naracoorte have been charged with multiple drug trafficking offences. A Mt Gambier man, 25, has been charged with possessing a firearm, one count of trafficking a controlled drug and trafficking a commercial quantity.