Drug busts in Amaroo and Kaleen

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TWO men will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning on drug trafficking charges following a 10 month operation by ACT Policing.

Last night (20 October), members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Drugs and Organised Crime Team finalised the operation, arresting the two men and executing seven search warrants, including at residences in Amaroo and Kaleen.

Over the 10 months, officers from the Drugs and Organised Crime Team seized a quantity of methylamphetamine (Ice) and MDMA, with a combined potential street value of over $700,000.

In addition, three vehicles, six firearms, ammunition and a prohibited weapon were seized, and $5,550 restrained by police as proceeds of crime.

Detective Acting Superintendent Marcus Boorman said it was an excellent result for both police and the ACT community and demonstrates ACT Policing’s zero tolerance towards illicit drug traffickers.

“ACT Policing proactively targets drug syndicates in the ACT – if you are a manufacturer, distributor or trafficker of illicit drugs, we are targeting you and we will put you before court,” said Detective Acting Superintendent Boorman.

“We call on members of the Canberra community to assist police in continuing to remove illicit drugs from our streets – it is your community, you know when suspicious activity is happening in your neighbourhood and when something is out of place,” said Detective Acting Superintendent Boorman.

A 26-year-old Amaroo man will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (21 October) on eight charges of Traffic in a Controlled Drug Other Than Cannabis. A 27-year-old Kaleen man will also appear this morning on eight charges of Traffic in a Controlled Drug Other Than Cannabis.

Police remind people they should not report crime information via Facebook and Twitter pages.

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