More than 2260 methylamphetamine deals have been taken off Tasmanian streets after Tasmania Police seized a quantity of drugs during an operation.
A 46-year-old man travelling on the Spirit of Tasmania was arrested on Saturday after allegedly attempting to conceal $226,000 worth of ice in his clothing.
The man was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and will appear before the Devonport Magistrates Court. He was detected during random passenger screening about 6.30am by drug detection dogs.
Police alleged the passenger was found to be concealing a trafficable quantity of the drug.
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Detective Inspector Kate Chambers said Tasmania Police was committed to preventing the importation and distribution of illicit substances in the state.
"This seizure takes approximately 2260 street deals of methylamphetamine out of the hands of vulnerable Tasmanians," she said.
"Illicit drug use is a concern for all Tasmanians. We see the impacts not only on the user but also their families, friends and the community as a whole."
Detective Inspector Chambers said those seeking to profit from selling harmful drugs to Tasmanians should know that police will target them and their activities to keep Tasmanians safe.
"We work closely with the Spirit of Tasmania and other partners to ensure that our sea, air and mail corridors are not exploited by those wanting to profit from drug distribution," she said.
"We thank these partners for their ongoing support."
The man was arrested when the ship docked in Devonport.
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