A man standing trial for allegedly importing a commercial quantity of MDMA was acting "agitated" and "nervous" during the police raid on the Riverside house, a detective has told a jury.
Toby John Della Valle, 29, and Shea Alex Gibbling, 35, have both pleaded not guilty to a charge of importing a commercial quantity of a controlled drug and are standing trial in the Supreme Court in Launceston.
First Constable Giuliano Ercole was among the officers to hear Della Valle give the false name "Dean Emerson" during the raid, and stood with him outside while detectives combed the property.
First Constable Ercole told the court Della Valle appeared eager to leave the premises as soon as possible.
"To me he appeared nervous … agitated, in a hurry to go," he said.
"He did ask how long it was going to be."
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Australian Federal Police and Tasmania Police searched the house on the West Tamar Highway on October 5, 2017, after a border force worker discovered a parcel containing the MDMA bound for a Launceston address.
They replaced the MDMA with an identical salt and a controlled delivery was carried out, which Gibbling redirected to the Riverside house.
During the raid, police allegedly uncovered two more bags of MDMA - one hidden in a box behind an insulation batt, and another in PVC pipe hidden in a vent behind a bed.
Constable David Gammon said the vent was loosely fitted.
"Inside the vent I observed an object … small PVC pipe with end caps on," he said.
"Inside was a plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance … sandwich bag-size, 10 centimetres in length approximately."
Constable Gammon also assisted a sniffer dog, Fang, to search the premises. Fang helped police find dinner plates with a burnt appearance and "chemical smell" in a kitchen drawer.
The trial before Justice Brian Martin continues on Thursday.
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