Police have arrested and charged a 36-year-old man after a targeted operation saw $100,000 worth of drugs, cash and ammunition seized from a Monash home last week.
Officers from Taskforce Nemesis executed a search warrant last Friday (9 November) at a Monash residence, where a significant quantity of a substance suspected to be cocaine was found, along with ammunition.
The substance, with an estimated street value of $100,000, ammunition, cash and a prohibited item were seized by police.
A 36-year-old Monash man was arrested and has been charged with trafficking a prohibited substance, possessing ammunition, proceeds of crime and possessing a prohibited item.
ACT Policing Detective Superintendent Scott Moller said the successful operation was another positive result for the Canberra community.
“We are dedicated to improving the safety of Canberra, and disrupting the illegal activities of criminal gangs in the ACT is one of our highest priorities,” Superintendent Moller said.
“This operation is part of our ongoing strategy to target criminal gangs and reduce their ability to benefit financially from illegal activity. As has been demonstrated again this week, police attached to ACT Criminal Investigations will be relentless in the pursuit of criminal gangs.”
Superintendent Moller called on the local community to report any suspicious behaviour so police can continue removing drugs and ammunition from Canberra’s streets.
“We know the community is supporting us with this endeavour, and I would like to thank those individuals who give us information,” he said. “We want to hear from anyone who has any information regarding drugs, illegal firearms, or criminal gang activity.”
Police are urging anyone who may have any information regarding illegal firearms or drugs to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.