Six men charged with drug and other offences

p22105-drug-arrestAfter a four-month operation, detectives from the Tactical Investigations Unit have dismantled an elaborate criminal network involved in trafficking MDMA (ecstasy), methamphetamines (ice), steroids and testosterone from South Australia to Alice Springs, according to a police media release today.


This operation culminated in the arrest of six people for serious drug-related offending as well as the seizure of a large quantity of illicit drugs.


Detective Superintendent Travis Wurst said that investigations into the criminal network commenced in August with the last offender being extradited from Adelaide today for serious drug trafficking offences.


“On December 1 police intercepted a road train carrying a vehicle that concealed 248 grams of MDMA and 56 grams of methamphetamines.


“On December 7 police executed search warrants on two residences in Araluen that resulted in the arrest of a 21-year-old male.


“The warrants also resulted in the seizure of 21 grams of MDMA and a small quantity of methamphetamine from one residence and a trafficable quantity of methamphetamine from the other.”


On December 8 and 9 police arrested a 23-year-old man and a 30-year-old man who were allegedly also involved.


“Further investigations revealed additional packages arriving in Alice Springs on 30 November and 1 December 2015 containing quantities of testosterone and steroids. Police arrested a further two males aged 24 and 30.”


“The dangers of recreational drugs cannot be understated as has been highlighted by the recent tragedy deaths interstate of users consuming illicit substances such as ecstasy. This is a very satisfying outcome for the Alice Springs community as the risk to the public is greatly decreased by removing these dangerous drugs from circulation,” Superintendent Wurst said.


PHOTO courtesy of police.



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  1. Bob Durnan
    Posted December 24, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Congrats to the cops. Good xmas present for Alice Springs.

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