Drugs seized in police raids

Constable Lee Evans with a machete and other items. d405320
Constable Lee Evans with a machete and other items. d405320

First Class Constable Lee Evans said Operation Zincite was in response to alerts raised by nearby residents and through Crime Stoppers.

During the two-day operation, two teams of six officers and the dog squad raided three properties in Lockridge and others in Bassen-dean, Beechboro and Ballajura.

‘We formed a suspicion prior to executing the search warrants that these people were drug dealers,’ Const Evans said.

‘Drugs were seized from each and every house we raided.’

A machete, large amount of cannabis, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, pepper spray and about $2200 in cash were among the items seized during the raids.

Const Evans said the operation targeted suspected ‘low level drug dealers’ who were ‘identified as being unemployed’, with their main source of income said to be from dealing prohibited drugs to people looking for a hit on the street.

‘One of the main objectives of the operation was to disrupt this drug behaviour and I feel as if the outcome was successful,’ Const Evans said.

Mobile devices, tablets and lap tops were also seized.

Const Evans hopes their contents might lead to identifying other drug dealer addresses and drug activity in the area.

To report suspected drug dealer addresses, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.