WA Police truck stop lands 31kg drug haul

WA Police have seized more than 30kg of illicit drugs from the cabin of a truck, in what it says is a “significant disruption” to an established criminal network.

Police stopped a Kenworth truck on Great Eastern Highway in The Lakes on Christmas Eve last year, finding an alleged 19kgs of Methylamphetamine, 10kgs of MDMA and two kilograms of cocaine.

Organised Crime Squad detectives have charged a 46-year-old man and a 33-year old man in relation to the discovery.

They were charged with possessing a trafficable quantity of Methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply, possession of MDMA with intent to sell or supply and possession of cocaine with intent to sell or supply.

The men were refused bail and appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on December 26 and will appear again on January 16.

Detective Superintendent of Organised Crime Tony Longhorn said the seizure was an important disruption of a criminal network.

“A seizure of this nature provides law enforcement agencies across Australia with valuable intelligence regarding the more senior members of the established criminal network, and that intelligence will be further examined and acted on,” he said.

“Targeting members of established criminal networks involved in the manufacture and distribution of illicit drugs remains a priority for WA Police Force. Those profiting from the illicit drug trade have no regard for the misery they create in the community, and we will continue to identify and dismantle their criminal networks.”

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