Police make arrest over drug offences – East Arnhem Region

Northern Territory Police have arrested a man in relation to drug offences in a remote East Arnhem community.

During a search of a residence yesterday afternoon, Dog Operations located a large paper bag wrapped in black tape, concealing what was later identified to be approximately 1600 small bags of cannabis weighing 1.6kg.

A 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with:

  • Supply schedule 2 dangerous drug – commercial quantity
  • Possess schedule 2 dangerous drug – commercial quantity
  • Administer dangerous drug to self

Acting Senior Sergeant Riva Zio said, “This is fantastic effort by the dog handler and his K9, who have intercepted what would have been a large quantity of drugs in a vulnerable community.”

Anyone with information on the transportation of illicit substances into remote communities is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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