Local man in $3m meth bust

Local man in $3m meth bust

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Organised Crime Squad detectives found the drug concealed inside green tea packaging.

An Armadale man faced court this week after detectives allegedly uncovered three kilograms of methamphetamine with a street value of $3m in his vehicle.

The seizure was made after Organised Crime Squad detectives stopped a black Infiniti Q50 in the Perth metropolitan area about 3.30pm on August 25 and found the methylamphetamine concealed inside green tea packaging.

A 33-year-old man was arrested and a search warrant was executed at his residence, where police allegedly located $1850 in cash and steroids.

He has since been charged with possession of a trafficable quantity of methamphetamine with intent to sell or supply, possession of a prohibited drug and possession of stolen property.

The man, who has not yet entered a plea, appeared in Armadale Magistrates Court on Tuesday where he was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on October 13.

Another two people were charged in relation to the seizure, both of whom are expected to face Perth Magistrates Court later this month.

A WA Police Force spokesperson said the size of the methylamphetamine seizure indicated a broader drug syndicate was likely to be involved.

“Our investigation into the origin of the 3kg of methylamphetamine is continuing,” the spokesperson said.

“While the arrests are significant, they are only the beginning of what will be an extensive investigation into the origin of the seized drugs, as well as their intended destination.

“There is clearly a broader network of criminal associates involved and we are committed to identifying who they are and bringing them to justice.”