POLICE have seized more than 30kg of methamphetamine and almost 5kg of MDMA in a series of drug raids across Perth.
Detectives from the Serious and Organised Crime Division confirmed the drugs haul after raids in Morley Drive in Dianella, Morley Drive East in Morley and Orlestone Street in Gosnells.
The drugs bust was part of a joint investigation between WA Police Force and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.
Just over 32.5kg of methamphetamine and more than 4.9kg of MDMA was seized from the Dianella residence, while $5050 in cash and “other items of interest to the investigation” were seized from the Gosnells residence.
Detective Senior Sergeant Doug Nelson from WA Police Force’s Serious and Organised Crime Division said removing such a large amount of illicit drugs from the streets was an important outcome for the community.
“The damage methamphetamine causes to individuals, their families and the wider community is well known and to remove such a large amount of the harmful drug from the streets is a win for everyone in the community,” he added.
“Given the amount of both methamphetamine and MDMA that was located we are confident we have disrupted an established criminal network and our investigation into other people who may be linked to them is ongoing.
“Established criminal networks, particularly those involved in the illicit drug trade, know no boundaries and the ongoing partnerships between WA Police Force and Commonwealth law enforcement and intelligence agencies to identify and investigate such networks continue to deliver results for the WA community.”
A 30-year-old man from Gosnells and a 41-year-old man from Morley were arrested on Thursday. Both men have been charged with two counts of possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply.
They have been refused bail and are due to appear in Perth Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.