Pilbara joint drug operation

As a result of a multi-agency investigation, South Hedland Detectives yesterday charged two men in relation to the importation of large quantities of methylamphetamine into the Pilbara.

The investigation was launched when Australian Border Force officers intercepted a parcel allegedly containing approximately 500 grams of meththylamphetamine at a Perth freight depot.

The subsequent investigation also involved Australian Federal Police and Organised Crime Squad. As part of the investigation, a number search warrants were executed in Port and South Hedland on Thursday 27 June 2019.

In the course of the investigation over one kilogram of methylamphetamine was seized.

A 46 -year-old South Hedland man has been charged with:-

• Two counts of Conspired, incited, accessory after fact or attempted to possess a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply;

• One count of Possess a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply; and

• One count of Sold or supplied methylamphetamine to another.

A 41-year-old South Hedland man has been charged with:-

• Two counts of Conspired, incited, accessory after fact or attempted to possess a trafficable quantity of methyl amphetamine with intent to sell or supply.

Both men are due to appear in the South Hedland Magistrates Court today, Friday 28 June 2019.

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