Three People Charged, Drugs Seized in Belmont, Helena Valley Drug Raids

WA Police have arrested and charged three people and have seized a haul of drugs including methamphetamine and cocaine, following raids on two Perth homes as part of a drug operation.

Organised Crime Squad detectives executed a search warrant on a Le Var Parkway home in Belmont with the assistance of the Tactical Response Group on Tuesday.

They allegedly seized approximately 2 kilograms of methamphetamine, $270,000 in cash, a small amount of cocaine and cannabis seedlings and other items of interest.

Police arrested a 57-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman from Belmont at the residence.

They then executed another search warrant at a Melita Drive home in Helena Valley.
It will be alleged that 3.2 kilograms of methamphetamine, 25 grams of cocaine and over $130,000 of cash were also seized.

A 26-year-old Helena Valley man was arrested at the residence.

The 57-year-old man was charged with possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply, two counts of selling a prohibited drug, possession of methamphetamine and cocaine as prohibited drugs, cultivating a prohibited plant, possession of a drug paraphernalia and laundering property or money from a major offence.

The 56-year-old woman has been charged with possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or suppl, two counts of selling a prohibited drug, cultivating a prohibited plant and laundering money or property from a major offence.

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old Helena Valley man was charged with possession of methamphetamine and cocaine with intent to sell or supply.

All three people were refused bail and will face Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Three other people, a 31-year-old man, a 38-year-old man and a 32-year-old man will be facing court in relation to other offences during the search warrants at a later date.

WA Police said the seizure and arrests were significant for the community.

“This amount of Meth, had the potential to harm so many people, and impact on countless families,” a spokesman said.

“WA Police Force continues to target those people involved in the manufacture and/or distribution of illicit drugs.”

However, he said more worked needed to be done to continue to prevent illicit drugs infiltrating the community.

“Everyone in the community can play an important role by reporting information regarding drug dealers to Crime Stoppers,” he said.

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