A 39-year-old Moncrieff man will face the ACT Magistrates Court next month following his arrest as part of an ongoing investigation by ACT Policing’s Drugs and Organised Crime Team (DOCT).
On Tuesday, 6 June 2023, DOCT conducted a search warrant on a vehicle being driven by a 33-year-old Phillip man on the Barton Highway having just entered the ACT from NSW.
As a result of that warrant, DOCT located and seized, among other items, five kilograms of methamphetamine. The man was subsequently charged with drug trafficking.
On Tuesday, 13 June, DOCT executed a further search warrant at a business on Collie Street, Fyshwick. As a result of this warrant, a 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in a commercial quantity of a controlled drug and participating in a criminal group.
Acting on information obtained from the previous two incidents, DOCT executed a further search warrant at a residence in Moncrieff on Thursday, 15 June.
A mobile phone linking the 39-year-old man to the two previous incidents was located and seized, along with a CCTV hard drive and a quantity of a substance police believe to be steroids.
The man was arrested, and has been charged with participating in a criminal group and failing to comply with an order pursuant to section 3LA of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth).
He is expected to face court on Tuesday, 18 July.