Lindisfarne man charged with trafficking in a controlled drug
An 18-year-old man from Lindisfarne has been arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled drug following an operation focused on the mail corridor into Tasmania.
The work of dedicated detectives resulted in the seizure of approximately $100,000 worth of controlled drugs including:
- 450 grams of MDMA (4,500 street deals at 0.1 gram per deal)
- Over 200 diazepam tablets
- Clonazepam; and
- 1 gram of cocaine.
More than $10,000 in cash and a quantity of Bitcoin was also seized. The man will appear before the Hobart Magistrates Court on 11 May 2020.
“In the current environment with restrictions to air and sea corridors into the state, Tasmania Police will actively target the movement of drugs through the mail stream” said Detective Inspector Chambers.
“The seizure of 450 grams of MDMA will disrupt the supply of the party drug and reduce risk to the Tasmanian community”.
“Tasmania Police is committed to preventing the importation and distribution of illicit substances in our state. We work closely with Australia Post and Bio-security to ensure that our mail corridors are not exploited by those wanting to profit from drug distribution. This remains a strong focus for investigators.”
Anyone with information about drug or firearms crime in our community is asked to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au