Online drugs warning

Image: File photo.
Image: File photo.

It is alleged the 27-year-old man attempted to import 120g of methamphetamine, with a street value of tens of thousands of dollars, from the US via an underground website where users can make anonymous purchases.

Warwick Senior Sergeant Brad Burnett said customs officers intercepted the drug package addressed to the man’s property.

Police raided the home about 1pm on July 10, charging the man with two counts of the attempted possession of methamphetamine.

A second person at the residence was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Online drug purchases have gained significant popularity in recent years through internet market places like Silk Road, which allow anonymous purchases using web-based currency such as bitcoin.

But Sen Sgt Burnett warned of its risks.

‘People may believe it’s a covert way of buying drugs,’ he said.

‘It’s something WA police and customs officials deal with in partnership on a regular basis and people will be caught.’