15 December 2017

Three Canberra men arrested for drug trafficking

| Lachlan Roberts
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Three Canberra men will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (15 December) on charges of drug trafficking after police located and seized a firearm, over $31,000, and over 1.3 kilos of illicit drugs.

Approximately 1.3 kilograms of a substance suspected to be dibutylone, 39 grams of a substance suspected to be cocaine, and a small quantity of MDMA were seized last week.

A 27-year-old McKellar man, a 32-year-old Crace man and a 28-year-old Wright man were arrested on Thursday.

The men were charged with various offences including “knowingly concerned traffic in controlled drug other than cannabis, an attempt destroy or conceal evidence, attempt possess drug dependence and pervert the course of justice”.

Investigations are ongoing with further charges expected to be laid.

As part of Operation Tribulation, investigators conducted “significant operational activity”, executing numerous search warrants around Canberra between Tuesday 5 December and Thursday 14 December 2017.

Superintendent of Criminal Investigations, Scott Moller said that ACT Policing is committed to preventing the supply of illicit drugs into the Canberra community.

“ACT Policing has zero tolerance towards the supply of illicit drugs. Our message is simple, if you are a manufacturer, distributor or trafficker of illicit drugs, we are targeting you, knocking on your door, seizing your assets and putting you before the court.”

“This is an excellent result for both ACT Policing and the ACT community. If you have information on the manufacturing or dealing of illicit drugs please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via their website,” Mr Moller said.

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