Drug trafficker caught entering Tasmania with large quantity of methylamphetamine

A man has been arrested and charged following a significant seizure of methylamphetamine (ICE) yesterday with a street value of around $2 million.

With the opening of the borders, Western and Northern Drug Investigation Services and the Dog Handler Unit conducted a routine joint operation at the Spirit of Tasmania terminal targeting the trafficking of illegal substances.

Approximately 2kgs of the highly addictive drug ICE was located within a vehicle entering the state at the Spirit of Tasmania terminal in Devonport.

A 29 year old Melbourne man was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and appeared in the Devonport Magistrates Court yesterday.

โ€œThe seizure of $2 million worth of ice yesterday sends a strong message to criminals involved in bringing drugs into our state,โ€ Detective Acting Inspector Nathan Johnston said.

โ€œTasmania 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.โ€

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

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