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Nemesis Seizure
Crime Stoppers

Two Charged – Methamphetamine Seized - Darwin

Tuesday 29-Sep-2015 15:52

Task Force Nemesis, a joint initiative with Northern Territory Police, Australia Federal Police, Australian Border Force and the Australian Crime Commission has charged two women following an operation focusing on the trafficking of the dangerous drug methamphetamine into the Northern Territory.

Superintendent Kris Evans said on Saturday 27 September a 46-year-old female was arrested as she disembarked a flight arriving from Sydney.

“Upon a search of the woman’s luggage, Police located 500 grams of methamphetamine (ice) concealed in chocolate wrappers.

She will appear in Darwin Magistrates Court on 18 November charged with:

  • Supply methamphetamine – commercial quantity
  • Possess methamphetamine – commercial quantity
  • Possess thing to administer a dangerous drug

“Around 1.50pm yesterday, Police apprehended a 57-year-old female before she boarded a flight to Sydney at Darwin Airport.

“Police located $55,000 in her possession and subsequently a search warrant was executed at her residence in Rosebery where Police located 165 grams of ice.”

She was arrested and charged with:

  • Supply methamphetamine – commercial quantity
  • Possess methamphetamine – commercial quantity
  • Possess property – commission of an offence
  • Conspire to commit a crime with another

She will appear in Darwin Magistrates Court today.

Following these arrests, New South Wales Police executed a search warrant at a residence in Rhodes and seized 1000 grams of an amphetamine type stimulant suspected to be methamphetamine, and a quantity of suspected precursor.

Police will allege both females were involved in a highly organised syndicate transporting methamphetamine into the Northern Territory.

“We are extremely pleased with the result of this investigation,” said Superintendent Evans.

“Methamphetamine is a destructive drug that destroys the lives of the vulnerable and the loved ones around them.

“Law enforcement agencies will continue to work closely together to remove methamphetamine from our community before it had an opportunity to cause harm.”

If you have any information about the trafficking or sale of methamphetamine in the Territory please contact Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.