Dunlop man charged with drug trafficking

Arrested for drug trafficking

Police have charged a 28-year-old Dunlop man following the discovery of approximately one kilogram of cocaine.

Following information obtained through an investigation being conducted by ACT Policing into an inter-state criminal syndicate involved in the trafficking of controlled drugs into the ACT, officers from the Criminal Investigations team executed a search warrant at a home in Dunlop yesterday (Monday 11 May 2020).

During a search of the premises a one kilogram block of what is suspected to be cocaine was located and seized by police. The estimated street value of the cocaine is approximately $230,000.

The 28-year-old was subsequently arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled drug.

Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations, Detective Superintendent Scott Moller said that while COVID-19 had changed how the community operates, police remain pro-active for drug traffickers.

“The strong relationship between ACT Policing and the ACT community coupled with the dedication of our detectives resulted in this seizure,” said Superintendent Moller. 

“By seizing these drugs we continue working on reducing drug harm. This results in savings in our health system, stronger families and a stronger community,” Detective Superintendent Moller said.

The man is expected to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today (Tuesday 12 May 2020) where bail will be opposed.

 

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