Police And ACIC Siezed Meth Worth $33 Million In Joint Operation

A joint operation by WA Police and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission resulted a seizure of 33kg of Methylamphetamine and two men charged.

The operation took place on Saturday afternoon, 4th, August, 2018, officers from both authorities detained two men who arrived Perth by the Indian Pacific Train.

Both men were arrested as they departed the East Perth train station.

Police alleged that 33kg of Mehylamphetamine and other items of interest were located during a search of their luggage.

A 25 year old man from New South Wales has been charged with:

  • Possessed a trafficable quantity of Methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply.
  • Give false personal details to Police.

A 27 year old man from Victoria has been charged with:

  • Possessed a trafficable quantity of Methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply.
  • Fail to comply with request to give police personal details.

Both men were refused bail and appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Sunday. They will appear again at the Perth Magistrates Court this Wednesday.

WA Police Detective Superintendent Kim Massam from the Serious And Organized Crime Division says the seizure means $33 million worth of Meth is taken off the streets.

He also says the amount seized is equivalent to approximately 330,000 drug hits taken from the community.

“The Western Australian Police Force and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission continue to target those drug traffickers who have no regard for the harm they cause in the community,” he said.

“These drugs destroy lives and destroy families.”

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