Late mail: police intercept drugs bound for leavers in the post

Late mail: police intercept drugs bound for leavers in the post

WA Police have seized a substantial amount of drugs that had been posted in the mail ahead of Leavers 2016.

More than 150 packages were seized containing a wide range of drugs, such as ecstasy pills and powder, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, cannabis and synthetic cannabis.

Seizures ranged from small packages intended for individuals, to larger packages containing bigger amounts of illicit drugs.

One hundred ecstasy tablets were recovered during one seizure, while others yielded 87.5g of MDMA powder, 84g of amphetamine and 100 LSD tabs.

Acting Commander John Ballantyne said it was unclear whether all the drugs were destined for leavers, but the haul should send a message to anyone considering taking or distributing prohibited substances.

“Some of the intended recipients have been identified as being 17 and 18 years old, so it is not unreasonable to suggest that some of those drugs could have been destined for Leavers,” Acting Commander Ballantyne said.

“What I do know is that none of those drugs will make it to Leavers.”

Further drug detection activities are planned as part of the Leavers week police operation.