Tasmania Police charge six people with drug trafficking

A file photo.
A file photo.

Launceston police have charged six people with drug trafficking.

A further two people have been charged with minor drug offences and two with burglary and stealing.

Police say the stealing and burglary incidents are related to the northern suburbs of Launceston over the past three weeks.

Drugs seized included:

  • About half a kilo of crystal methamphetamine (ice) valued at $140,000;
  • About 1000 MDMA pills valued at $30,000;
  • About 50 grams of heroin valued at $25,000; and
  • Steroids and cannabis.

As a result of the drug seizures six people were charged with drug trafficking including:

  • 37-year-old Launceston man;
  • 37-year-old Melbourne man;
  • 32-year-old Northern Tasmanian man
  • 23-year-old Burnie woman;
  • 21-year-old Launceston man; and a
  • 39-year-old Launceston man.

“Dedicated investigative work by Launceston CIB over the last three weeks has resulted in a number of people being charged with drug trafficking and a large quantity of drugs being seized and removed from our community,” said Detective Acting Inspector Craig Fox.

“Launceston police have also recovered a significant amount of stolen property over the last month including stolen firearms, a motorboat, motorcycles, power tools, bicycles, furniture, and stolen fuel cards that had been used to illegally obtained a significant amount of fuel.

“As a result, two people have been charged with a number of crimes including possessing stolen property, business burglary, motor vehicle burglary, stealing, dealing with the proceeds of crime, and breaching bail.”

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