Man arrested in biggest MDMA drug bust in ACT

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A LATHAM man will face court today after police seized MDMA and other drugs worth $150,000 from his home, making it one of the largest single seizures of MDMA in the territory. 

Around 3.20pm police executed a search warrant at the house in Latham and seized approximately 1.5 kilograms and 250 gel caps of a white powder suspected to be MDMA, 120 grams of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine, several items of drug paraphernalia and other items relating to the sale and supply of illicit drugs.

Detectives also seized a manual pill press, the first seizure of a pill press by ACT police in more than a decade, and three vehicles valued at approximately $100 000 suspected to be used in the sale of illicit drugs.

The drugs have an estimated street value of over $150 000 making it one of the largest single seizures of MDMA in the ACT.

The 27-year-old man was taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with several drug related offences.

He is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court later today.

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