Record drug bust for ACT police

POLICE in Canberra made a record drug bust this week, seizing about 28kg of suspected methylamphetamine while searching a suspect car, police revealed on Friday.

The drug bust by Australian Capital Territory Policing follows a lengthy investigation, Operation Davos, targeting a cocaine distribution group in Canberra and interstate.

At about 1.30pm on Thursday, police pulled over a man driving a VW Passat sedan after he went to a suburban Canberra home.

The car was searched, revealing about 28kg of what is believed to be methylamphetamine, worth more then $25 million.

Several warrants were executed at suburban homes and one commercial premises in Canberra city, with police finding another kilogram of methylamphetamine, 500 tablets of MDMA, about 28gm of cocaine, cash and steroids.

The ACT Drugs and Organised Crime's Detective Sergeant Shane Scott said police believed the drugs were "destined to be shipped out of the ACT to the Victorian illicit drug market".

A 51-year-old Canberra man appeared in ACT Magistrates Court on Friday on drug trafficking charges. Police investigations are ongoing.


Topics:  canberra crime drugs methylamphetamine

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