WA Police help bust massive meth shipment

WA Police help bust massive meth shipment

WA Police have been involved in an interstate operation responsible for the seizure of methamphetamine worth nearly $400 million in Sydney.

In late 2018 officers from WA joined the NSW Police Force Organised Crime Squad, investigators from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and NSW Crime Commission to establish ‘Strike Force Fergerson’.

The operation was started to investigate an international criminal network involved in the importation and supply of illicit drugs.

The investigation was also assisted by Australian Border Force and Australian Federal Police.

Strike Force Fergerson led to the examination of a container declared to contain clothing at the Sydney Container Examination Facility last month.

But during a search of the consignment, six of the 10 pallets were found to contain 500 packages methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $375 million.

Four men have been charged by NSW Police.

WA Police’s Acting Assistant Commissioner State Crime Alan Morton said it was likely some of the meth was bound for Perth.

“WA Police officers were heavily involved in Strike Force Fergerson and it’s another example of how law enforcement agencies from around Australia and across the world will work together in the pursuit of drug syndicates,” Mr Morton said.

“It is highly likely some of the methamphetamine seized in Sydney was destined for Western Australia.

“We see the misery that this drug visits on our community, destroying lives and tearing apart families.”

Anyone who has information relating to the importation, manufacture and supply of prohibited drugs is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.

More news

Champion cyclist jailed for supplying drugs

Police smash Perth drug ‘supermarket’

Millions in drugs, guns seized in Perth raids