COPS HAVE ‘THE KID’ IN SIGHTS
The net is tightening around an alleged WA drug trafficker known as “The Kid” with Colombian police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents expected to go after the 23year-old in his are and they will pay you a visit very shortly so we can understand what you’ve been up to,” he said.
“We will bring you back to WA and prosecute you to the full extent of the law.”
Mr Blanch said the DEA had been tracking The Kid for some time and would approach him very shortly with the Columbian National Police over the series of raids WA Police executed at the weekend.
As part of Operation Signal, more than 50 homes and businesses were raided by detectives across Perth’s suburbs.
The seven-month special operation has resulted in more than 90kg of drugs, $4 million cash and 13 firearms being seized.
More than 50 people connected to the alleged criminal syndicate have also been charged with more than 130 offences.
Mr Blanch said The Kid had established his criminal empire through connections to other Australian criminal expats who now lived in South America.
It is believed the young boss left Australian some months ago and is surrounded by a network of criminals aged in their 30s and 40s.
“Young crime figures certainly need some encouragement and mentorship within the organised crime community and that’s exactly what has happened here,” he said.
“My advice to him would be to come back to WA because we would like to talk to him. It is probably best to reach out and pull the bandaid off.”