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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Major drug seizure in Whitsundays

Whitsundays Detectives have charged a man following the seizure of $43,000 in cash and more than 20 kilos of cannabis, methamphetamine and cocaine.

Police yesterday executed five search warrants across the Whitsundays, resulting in the arrest of a 22-year-old Airlie Beach man was has been charged with nine offences including two counts of supplying dangerous drugs and one count of trafficking in dangerous drugs. He was also charged with unlawful possession of a category R weapon (conductive energy device) and possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of crime (cash).

Police seized approximately $43,000 in cash during the searches, along with 22kg in cannabis, 41 grams in methamphetamine and 89 grams in cocaine.

The man was refused bail and will appear in the Proserpine Magistrates Court today.

Detective Inspector Tom Armitt said that Whitsunday’s police were dedicated to preventing drug related crime.

“We rely on the public to assist us and strongly encourage members of the community to report any information relating to crime in our community,” Detective Inspector Armitt said.

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