Alleged Perth drug dealer charged over 2017 meth sale

A 43-year-old man is expected to face Perth Magistrate’s Court today (13 December) charged over alleged drug dealing in 2017.

The man was arrested by Australian Federal Police and Western Australian Police Force officers at Perth Airport yesterday morning (12 December) after arriving from Thailand.

A warrant had been issued for the man’s arrest in 2017 for his alleged role in the sale of one kilogram of amphetamines in the WA suburb of Karrinyup in March 2017.

Two other men had been arrested over the exchange of the drugs for $81,000 and further investigations revealed a third man residing in Thailand was allegedly the organiser of the sale.

Detectives yesterday charged the 43-year-old with the alleged sale of the one kilogram of amphetamines and three other offences, with all charges resulting from a WA National Anti-Gangs Squad investigation launched in early 2017.

The 43-year-old was remanded in custody to face court today, charged with:

  • two counts of sold a prohibited drug, contrary to section 6(1)(c) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 (WA);
  • two counts of offering to sell a prohibited drug, contrary to section 6(1)(c) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 (WA).

The maximum penalty the man faces for this offence if convicted is 25 years jail.

The WA NAGS comprises members from the Australian Federal Police, WA Police Force and the Australian Taxation Office.

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