Significant seizure of methylamphetamine – street value of $1m
A man and a woman have been arrested and charged following a significant seizure of methylamphetamine (ICE) yesterday with a street value of around $1 million.
Approximately 1kg of the highly addictive drug ICE was concealed in mail packages intercepted by members of Tasmania Police, in cooperation with our partners at Australia Post.
Investigations by Southern Drug Investigation Services, and with assistance from various other units across Southern District, resulted in searches being conducted and further evidence being seized.
The 25 year old man and 32 year old woman were charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and will appear before the Hobart Magistrates Court at 10am this morning.
“This seizure takes approximately $1 million worth of street ‘deals’ of methylamphetamine out of the hands of vulnerable Tasmanians and demonstrates Tasmania Police’s ongoing commitment to reducing harm caused by illicit substances in the Tasmanian community,” said Commander Tony Cerritelli.
“The seizure of $1 million worth of ice last night sends a strong message to criminals involved in bringing drugs into our state.
“Just because Tasmania Police has been dealing with COVID-19 emergency, does not mean that we won’t continue to do our core business of targeting crime and holding criminals to account.
“Tasmania Police is committed to preventing the importation and distribution of illicit substances in our state. We work closely with our partners to ensure our air, sea and mail corridors are not exploited by those wanting to profit from drug distribution. We thank these partners for their ongoing support.”
If you have any information about drugs in our community, information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au