Media release

Charges – Firearm and drug offences – Darwin


Northern Territory Police have charged 3 men after a drug and organised crime operation in Darwin over the weekend.

On Saturday, detectives from the Drug and Organised Crime Squad apprehended a vehicle in Parap, where a quantity of drugs and edged weapons were seized.

Two men, aged 39 and 26, were arrested at the scene and conveyed to Palmerston Watch House.

A short time later, a second vehicle was apprehended in Howard Springs and a quantity of drugs, cash and a firearm was seized. A 46-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

Two further search warrants were conducted on residences in Fannie Bay and Coconut Grove, with further weapons and items indicative of drug supply seized.

The 39-year-old man was charged with:

  • Possess firearm / ammunition without licence
  • Fail to meet transport requirements
  • Possess schedule 1 dangerous drug - traffickable quantity
  • Supply less than commercial quantity of a schedule 1 dangerous drug
  • Possess and supply a commercial quantity of a schedule 2 dangerous drug
  • Possess tainted property
  • Make a threat to kill a person

The 26 and 46-year-old were charged with:

  • Possess a schedule 1 dangerous drug - traffickable quantity
  • Possess a schedule 2 dangerous drug - less than traffickable

All 3 men were remanded to appear in Darwin Local Court today.

Detective Senior Sergeant Wayne Newell said “Detectives from Drug and Organised Crime will continue to disrupt the supply of illicit substances into the Territory and these arrests should serve as a warning to those involved.

“Anyone with information regarding the sale or trafficking of illicit substances into he Territory is urged to contact 131 444. You can also report anonymously through 1800 333 000.”