Charges – Drug Offences – Groote Eylandt

Northern Territory Police have charged two people for drug related offences in two separate incidents at the weekend.

On Saturday morning the Alyangula Dog Operations Unit and Nhulunbuy GD members were conducting passenger and luggage screening when Drug Detector Dog ‘Bear’ responded to the groin of a 30-year-old male passenger, Northern Territory Police say.

A search of the man revealed a package taped inside his underwear containing 30 deal bags of Cannabis weighing 25grams.

Further checks on the man revealed he had an active Mesne Warrant in relation to an Aggravated Assault and Breach Domestic Violence Order.

The man was arrested and charged with one count each of Supply Schedule 2 Drug Less Commercial Quantity in Indigenous Community and Possess Scheduled 2 Drug Less Traffickable Quantity Public Place.

The man was granted bail and is to appear before the Alyangula Court on Tuesday September 18.

In a separate incident Northern Drug Dogs ‘Lena’ and ‘Bear’ provided a condition response to a 36-year-old woman during the screening of passengers and luggage at the Groote Eylandt Airport.

A subsequent search recovered 2 ounces of Cannabis in clip sealed and vacuum sealed bags.

The woman was arrested and charged with one count each of Supply Cannabis – Indigenous Community and Possess Cannabis – Traffickable Quantity. She has been bailed to appear before the Alyangula Court on Tuesday September 18.

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