Man charged over large drug haul

Picture: WA Police
Picture: WA Police

A MAN has been charged after police seized more than 6kg of methamphetamine last Wednesday.

The man was arrested at Kalgoorlie Airport, as part of an operation targeting the sale and distribution of illicit drugs in the region.

The man had earlier flown to Kalgoorlie from Perth.

He was searched and police say nine LSD tablets were located.

His luggage was searched and it will be further alleged 6.24kg of methamphetamine was located.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with possessing a trafficable quantity of methamphetamine with intent to sell or supply and possessing a prohibited drug (LSD).

He was refused bail and appeared in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on Thursday August 29 and again yesterday.

He is next due to appear in the same court on September 19.

Kalgoorlie Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Noye, said the seizure will be a big blow for the drug trade in the community.

“The people involved in the distribution of drugs in the Kalgoorlie and surrounding region don’t care what impact their actions have on our community, they only care about the profit they make from the misery they leave behind,” he said.

“We are committed to targeting those involved in the illicit drug trade and encourage those in the community with information about drug dealers, drug couriers, or anyone else in the illicit drug trade to report the information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperswa.com.au.”

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