Woman charged over $500k drug bust

Police allegedly found $35k cash found in concealed drawer compartment. Picture: Australian Federal Police
Police allegedly found $35k cash found in concealed drawer compartment. Picture: Australian Federal Police

A PERTH woman has been charged with drug trafficking offences after police seized about $500,000 worth of methamphetamine, as well as other drugs and cash.

Australian Federal Police this week searched two Nollamara homes and seized about 1.1 kilograms of methamphetamine, 350 grams of heroin, 100 grams of cocaine and $100,000 cash.

Some items were allegedly found in a concealed compartment in a bedside table, while a drug ledger was found under a pillow.

A brick of heroin was allegedly seized during the drug bust. Picture: Australian Federal Police

The 57-year-old woman has been charged with trafficking a marketable quantity of methamphetamine and heroin, and dealing in proceeds of crime.

She was caught during an investigation into a suspected Perth-based drug dealing network and police have not ruled out further arrests.

More methamphetamines and cash, as well as cocaine and phones were seized from the other Nollamara property.

Police are continuing to evaluate evidence gathered during the investigation and have not ruled out further arrests.

AFP spokesperson Detective acting Commander David Berston said investigators were committed to combating drug crime.

“This operation shows police will continue to identify, arrest and prosecute those persons who supply illicit substances that harm the community and derive wealth from their criminal activities,” he said.

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