Methamphetamine imports seized in WA-Queensland drug operation

Large quantities of methamphetamine has been seized resulting a Queensland man and a WA man charged over importing the drug into Australia. Around nine kilograms of the drug were intercepted in Perth and Brisbane hidden in furniture parts and located in homes during executed search warrants. Australian Border Force (ABF) began investigations after its officers…

Maddington man arrested for attempting to manufacture methlamphetamine

A Maddington man has been charged over attempting to manufacture Methamphetamine. Drug and Firearm Squad detectives executed a Misuse of Drugs Act search warrant at Gunby Street home on Wednesday, with police alleging items and chemicals consistent with those used to manufacture Methamphetamine were found. Two people at the residence were detained. The home was…

Police seize 59kg of methamphetamine in Perth drug bust

WA Police have arrested five men after seizing 59 kilograms of methamphetamine in Perth. The Organised Crime Squad seized the drugs as part of investigations across the Metropolitan Region in the past week, seizing the drugs which have a street value of about $59 million. Detectives executed search warrants in South Lake, Perth and Rivervale…

Wastewater Analysis Reveals $9.3bn Spent on Australian Drug Use

Australians spent $9.3 billion on illicit drugs last year, with the use of a number of major drugs increasing from previous years. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission released its national wastewater drug monitoring program report on Wednesday, revealing results of its analysis of the nation’s drug use through waste water. The commission monitored 58 wastewater…

Naala Moort Gang Members Charged After Drug Raid

Two members of a gang have been charged for drugs offences after a police raid allegedly uncovered methamphetamine at their headquarters in Midland. Carnarvon Detectives executed a search warrant at the Naala Moort gang clubhouse on Rogers Street, where police allegedly located and seized 112 grams of methamphetamine. The raid was part of a police…

Tough New Meth Laws to Jail Traffickers for Life

WA methamphetamine traffickers will face life in prison, under the introduction of tougher new meth laws. The Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Methamphetamine Offences) Bill has passed both houses of State Parliament overnight, increasing the maximum sentence of trafficking 28 grams or more or meth from 25 years to life imprisonment. It will also allow the…

CCC Laws Target Unexplained Crime Wealth

New crime legislation will give the Corruption and Crime Commission new powers to target unexplained wealth from organised crime. The new laws are part of the State Government’s Corruption, Crime and Misconduct and Criminal Property Confiscation Amendment Bill 2017, aiming to fight corruption and organised crime in the State. “Before the election, WA Labor made…

Support Still Needed for Youth As Perth Sheds Meth Capital Tag

Youth support services claim young Western Australians affected by methamphetamine usage still need support, despite Perth shaking its tag as the meth capital of the country. Youth Futures WA CEO Mark Waite said while a new report revealed Perth no longer recorded the biggest meth consumption in Australia, the drug problem still persisted amongst young…

Guns, Drugs and Cash Uncovered in Casuarina, Parmelia Police Raids

Police were required to diffuse an explosive device during a raid at a house in Perth’s south, where guns, drugs and cash were seized. Detectives executed a search warrant at a Casuarina property on Monday following inquiries into an alleged deprivation of liberty and assault of a 21-year-old woman. The Tactical Response Group found an…