WA woman charged over $3million meth haul

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and Western Australia Police

A 26-year-old woman has been charged with drug supply offences after the Western Australia National Anti-Gangs Squad seized three kilograms of methamphetamine she had allegedly collected from scrub in the Perth Hills.

NAGS investigators stopped the woman’s car in Stratton last Thursday evening (29 April 2021) and allegedly found several bags of a white substance – totalling approximately one kilogram of drugs – as well as two mobile phones.

Police then searched a Stratton home where the woman had been and allegedly found two kilograms of meth, approximately eight grams of cocaine, steroids, and drug paraphernalia.

The 26-year-old woman was charged with one count of attempted to possess methamphetamine with intent to sell or supply, contrary to section 6 and 33(1)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981.

She was refused police bail and briefly faced court on 30 April 2021. She has been remanded in custody to appear in court again today (7 May 2021).

WA NAGS includes members of the AFP and WA Police Force.

AFP Sergeant Chris Colley, from WA NAGS, said the police investigation has stopped meth from reaching our community that could have potentially been sold to 30,000 people in ‘street deals’, and prevented those involved in its distribution making a potential $3 million profit.

“Methamphetamine causes immense harm to those who use it and everyone who is in contact with them, and it is linked to other crimes including assaults and robberies,” Sergeant Colley said.

“We are working tirelessly to make life tough for anyone involved in the illicit drug trade and we are continuing to outsmart them, no matter how they try to conceal or move their drugs.”

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