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Huge bust sees 10kg of meth, arcade video games and $ 250,000 in cash seized

Massive failure sees 10 kg of meth, arcade video games and $ 250,000 cash seized by short-term rental

  • Detectives from drug and firearms teams looted a short-term unit in Perth on June 16
  • They searched the unit as part of an investigation into an organized crime group
  • The WA police confiscated 10 kg of meth, $ 250,000 in cash, cars and arcade video games
  • Three men and a woman have been arrested and will appear in court next month

A drug team has seized 10 pounds of meth, arcade video games, and over $ 250,000 in a huge bust.

The raid was conducted as part of an investigation into a suspected organized crime group in a short-term facility in Manning, South Perth, on June 16.

Detectives from drug and firearm squads searched the Cloister Avenue unit and a BMW parked in the garage to discover the supply of methyl amphetamine and money.

Pictured: Detectives of the WA Police Drugs and Firearms Squad raided a short rental unit in Perth on June 16 and confiscated 10 kilograms of methyl amphetamine and over $ 250,000 in cash

Pictured: Detectives of the WA Police Drugs and Firearms Squad raided a short rental unit in Perth on June 16 and confiscated 10 kilograms of methyl amphetamine and over $ 250,000 in cash

Police raided the unit and confiscated five motorcycles, two cars and video games in arcades (as part of an ongoing investigation into a suspected organized crime group)

Police raided the unit and confiscated five motorcycles, two cars and video games in arcades (as part of an ongoing investigation into a suspected organized crime group)

Police raided the unit and confiscated five motorcycles, two cars and video games in arcades (as part of an ongoing investigation into a suspected organized crime group)

Detectives have also confiscated five motorcycles, two cars and slot machines under the Western Australia Crime Act.

A 37-year-old man from Yangebup tried to leave the unit through a side door, but was arrested along with a 32-year-old woman from Aveley.

Police arrested a 27-year-old Scarborough man and a 41-year-old Champion Lakes man after a chase through nearby streets.

All four people arrested were charged with possession of a marketable amount of methyl amphetamine for the purpose of selling or supplying.

The three men have also been charged with the possession of stolen goods.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Allan Adams explained that organized crime participants were often attracted to a prosperous lifestyle.

“In a drug-trafficking environment, it is not the drug itself that the criminal entrepreneurs demand, but the money and the assets and lifestyle they provide.

Pictured: The property was seized under proceeds from Western Australia's crime law

Pictured: The property was seized under proceeds from Western Australia's crime law

Pictured: The property was seized under proceeds from Western Australia’s crime law

Police arrested a woman and three men after the robbery, and all four were charged with possession of a tradable amount of methyl amphetamine for the purpose of selling or supplying

Police arrested a woman and three men after the robbery, and all four were charged with possession of a tradable amount of methyl amphetamine for the purpose of selling or supplying

Police arrested a woman and three men after the robbery, and all four were charged with possession of a tradable amount of methyl amphetamine for the purpose of selling or supplying

“We will continue to focus extremely hard on that.”

Commissioner Adams said that confiscating the 10 kilograms of meth had removed 100,000 hits from the streets of Western Australia.

The size of the seizure indicates that there is a wider network of criminal contacts and that investigations into that potential network are underway.

“We are committed to identifying criminals who target vulnerable members of our society for financial gain and who create and spread misery for countless Western Australian families,” he said.

The 37-year-old man and 27-year-old man will both appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court on July 24 and August 3, respectively.

The 41-year-old man will face Armadale Magistrate’s Court on August 18, and the 32-year-old woman will appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court on August 26.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Allan Adams said the raid removed 100,000 meth hits from the streets of Western Australia

Acting Deputy Commissioner Allan Adams said the raid removed 100,000 meth hits from the streets of Western Australia

Acting Deputy Commissioner Allan Adams said the raid removed 100,000 meth hits from the streets of Western Australia

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