Police seize drugs and cash

Police from the Serious and Organised Crime Branch (SOCB) have seized cannabis and cash during a search at a northern suburbs property today.

On Thursday 9 April police searched an industrial warehouse at Mawson Lakes and located a large quantity of cannabis and a significant amount of cash.

The search was conducted as a result of an ongoing organised crime investigation. During the search Police seized an estimated 100 kilograms of dried cannabis and approximately $250,000 in cash. Police will allege the cannabis seized, some of which was packaged for sale has an approximate market value of $670,000.

A 27-year-old Mawson Lakes man has been arrested and charged with possessing and trafficking in a large commercial quantity of a controlled drug and money laundering.

He was refused bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday 14 April.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Jon Halliday from SOCB, said this is yet another significant seizure of cannabis that demonstrates it is business as usual for the detectives at Serious and Organised Crime Branch.

“SAPOL is committed to impacting the operations of organised crime including targeting people or groups who are suspected of trafficking, cultivating or manufacturing controlled drugs,” he said.

“Anyone who is caught trafficking illicit drugs can face penalties of up to $500,000 fine or life imprisonment and can also forfeit assets such as houses and cars.”

Members of the public who have information about drug trafficking, cultivation or manufacture are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au – you can remain anonymous.

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