POLICE have charged three men after searches conducted on Monday uncovered huge hauls of MDMA (ecstasy) and methylamphetamine.
As a result of a joint investigation by the WA Police Organised Crime Squad and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, searches were carried out at Alexander Heights, Breera (south of Gingin) and North Perth.
About 18kg of MDMA was located during the search at Alexander Heights, while about 10kg of methylamphetamine was located during the search of a vehicle at Breera.
Three unlicensed firearms were also located during the search at Breera.
A fourth unlicensed firearm and about $60,000 cash was seized during the search at the North Perth home.
As a result, a 25-year-old Landsdale man has been charged with one count of drug possession with intent to sell or supply in relation to the MDMA.
A 26-year-old Noranda man has been charged with one count of drug possession with intent to sell or supply in relation to the meth, while a 43-year-old North Perth man has been charged with four counts of possessing an unlicensed firearm and one count of unlawful possession of cash.
WA Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Dreibergs said the result was a big win for police.
“The 18kg of ecstasy represents up to 90,000 individual hits worth up to $2.7 million, while the 10kg of methylamphetamine represents up to 100,000 hits worth up to $10 million,” Mr Dreibergs said.
“These drugs have significant health and social impacts upon our community, and we ask all community members with information about this illicit trade to come forward with information.”
Anyone with information about drug dealing in the community can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.crimestopperswa.com.au.