ABOUT $320 million worth of crystal methylamphetamine and $1.4 million in cash has been seized in Canning Vale.
Agents from WA Police and the Australian Crime Commission conducted a vehicle stop in Willetton on September 8 and arrested an 18-year-old man.
The vehicle stop was followed by search warrants issued for a Canning Vale home, an apartment on Adelaide Terrace and a hotel suite on Hay Street in Perth.
The Canning Vale search resulted in the seizure of an estimated 316kg of crystal methylamphetamine, associated paraphernalia and the arrest of a 19-year-old man.
The Adelaide Terrace search resulted in the seizure of about 43g of crystal methylamphetamine, paraphernalia and the arrest of a 21-year-old man.
The Hay Street search resulted in the seizure of about 4.9kg of crystal methylamphetamine, and the arrest of a 26-year-old man.
WA Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Michelle Fyfe said the investigation had stopped an alarming quantity of crystal methylamphetamine from reaching WA’s streets.
“The harmful impacts of this drug are well documented and a seizure of this size is further evidence of the crystal methylamphetamine problem in WA,” Mrs Fyfe said.
“WA Police and its partner agencies are committed to tackling the supply of this drug. This seizure demonstrates the effectiveness of close working relationships between law enforcement agencies.”
Mrs Fyfe urged the community to join law enforcement agencies in the fight against crystal methylamphetamine by reporting any suspicious behaviour or information about drug trafficking to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000