Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Western Australia Police
A joint investigation involving the WA Police Organised Crime Squad and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has resulted in the seizure of $1.64 million cash and more than 200g of methylamphetamine.
The investigation culminated in a search warrant at a home on Cape Street, Yokine, on Tuesday morning.
Officers found large quantities of cash in boxes and bags throughout the house and in a car that was parked inside a garage at the property.
Further to this, officers found three packages containing 207.8g of methylamphetamine.
“Our ongoing efforts to target those people involved in the illicit drug trade is making it harder for them to conceal their activities and move their money around.
“The working relationships between state and national authorities have never been stronger, and we will continue to work together to identify, disrupt and dismantle criminal networks that attempt to operate in Australia.”
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Western Australia State Manager Doug Miller said this operation is a strong example of law enforcement agencies working together to target criminal enterprises.
“We are committed to working with our partners to discover, understand and respond to serious and organised crime. These results are significant—removing a large volume of illicit drugs and money from our streets,” Mr Miller said.
- A 34-year-old man was charged with possess methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply, and unlawful possession.
- A 22-year-old woman was charged with possess methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply, and unlawful possession.
- Both accused people were refused bail and are due to appear in the Perth Magistrate’s Court at a later date.
Anyone with information about drug dealing in the community can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.crimestopperswa.com.au.