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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Police intercept quarantine drug delivery

Perth Detectives have charged a man after he attempted to deliver methylamphetamine to a person in quarantine at a WA Government-managed COVID quarantine hotel.

Police say that at around midday on Friday, a man attended the quarantine hotel on Adelaide Terrace, Perth and indicated he was there to drop off some take-away food to a person who was in quarantine.

“The man appeared to be acting in a nervous manner,” WA Police said.

“The food items were inspected by police officers and security staff based at the hotel and it will be alleged four syringes were located secreted inside a thickshake drink, and a clip seal bag containing about 1.2 grams of Methylamphetamine was located secreted inside a hamburger.

“Further evidence was located which indicated he had been communicating with a person in quarantine in relation to delivering a quantity of Methylamphetamine to the hotel.”

Perth Police attended the hotel and took the man into custody.

A 52-year-old man from Beaconsfield has been charged with possess a prohibited drug with intent to sell/supply. He is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on January 29.

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