A 28-year-old Theodore man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (8 May) after police seized five kilograms of cocaine from his residence, making it the largest cocaine seizure in the ACT.
During the execution of a search warrant on Tuesday afternoon (7 May), ACT Policing Criminal Investigations members found five blocks of cocaine worth the street value of $1.5 million.
Detective Superintendent Scott Moller said police believe this was part of a much wider criminal network, however, there were currently no links to bikie gangs.
Detective Superintendent Moller said the cocaine was part of an organised crime syndicate. Police believe the network is broader than the ACT and expected further search warrants to be executed and more charges to be laid.
Information from the public and an ongoing investigation drove police to this address to execute a search warrant.
A 28-year-old Theodore man was arrested and charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of prohibited drugs.
“As everybody knows illicit drugs fuel violent crime, so certainly this seizure will reduce the impact on our community, which I think is very important,” Detective Superintendent Moller said.
“This arrest shows ACT Policing’s zero tolerance towards the supply and distribution of illicit drugs. We will continue to pursue all the information from the community and put these people before the courts.
“If you are involved in distributing drugs in the ACT, be prepared for a knock on your door.”
Anyone who may have any information that could assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.
Please quote reference 6391209. Information can be provided anonymously.