Police seize large quantity of methylamphetamine and cash

Two women have been arrested and charged following a significant seizure of methylamphetamine (ICE) yesterday with a street value of around $1.3 million.

Northern Road and Public Order Services conducted a random breath testing traffic operation on the Bass Highway at Deloraine on Wednesday afternoon.

“During the random breath testing operation, a 48 year old woman from NSW returned a positive oral fluid test result. The vehicle was subsequently searched and approximately 1.3kgs of the highly addictive drug ICE was located within the vehicle,” Commander Stuart Wilkinson said.

“More than $750,000 in cash was also seized.”

Two women from NSW- aged 48 years and 44 years –  were formally charged yesterday with Dealing in the Proceeds of Crime and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance. They were detained to appear in Launceston Magistrates Court today.

“The seizure of $1.3 million worth of ice yesterday sends a strong message to criminals involved in bringing drugs into our state,” Commander Wilkinson said.

“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

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