ACT Policing executed a warrant in Macgregor on Sunday (December 15) seizing approximately $230 000 in cash and more than 80 Cannabis plants.
These arrests are part of an eight month investigation in which detectives from Criminal Investigation’s Drug and Organised Crime Team had been observing illicit drug dealing activities of a known drug person of interest.
Police believe one of the men is a major supplier of cannabis in the Canberra region.
During their investigation police witnessed two men meet briefly at a house in Macgregor yesterday.
After one man left the premises, police conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle seizing over two kilos of cannabis. Police then arrested the 64-year-old Scullin man and charged him with trafficking in cannabis.
Shortly after, a 43-year-old Dunlop man left the premises and another traffic stop was conducted and police seized approximately $230 000 cash from the vehicle.
Police executed a search warrant at the Macgregor premises and received information which indicated the house next door was a grow house. Police executed another search warrant on the house next door and located more than 80 cannabis plants at the house.
The 43-year-old man was then arrested and charged with trafficking in cannabis and Receive/Possess Proceeds of Crime.
Police will be opposing bail for both men and they will face the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon (Monday, December 16).
Anyone with information regarding illicit drug dealing in the community is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.