Two charged after 33kg of meth allegedly seized in East Perth

The seized meth. Photo: WA Police
The seized meth. Photo: WA Police

POLICE have seized 33kg of methylamphetamine and two people have been charged after a joint investigation by the WA Police Force Meth Enforcement Taskforce and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

On Saturday afternoon, officers from both agencies detained two men who had travelled to Perth on the Indian Pacific train.

They were arrested as they departed the East Perth Train Station.

Police allege a search of their luggage located total of 33kg of Methylamphetamine and other items of interest.

A 25-year-old man from New South Wales has been charged with possessing a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply and giving false details to police.

A 27-year-old man from Victoria has been charged with possessing a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply and failing to comply with a request to give police personal details.

Both men were refused bail and appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday.

They are both next due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday August 22.

Detective Superintendent Kim Massam from the serious and organised crime division said the drugs seized are estimated to be worth $33 million.

“The Western Australia Police Force and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission continue to target those drug traffickers who have no regard for the harm they cause in the community,” he said.

“These drugs destroy lives and destroy families.”