A Lindisfarne teenager has been charged with drug trafficking after detectives found $100,000 worth of drugs inside a mail package.
More than $10,000 in cash and a quantity of bitcoin were also seized as part of an operation focused on the mail corridor into Tasmania.
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Drugs seized included:
- 450 grams of MDMA (4,500 street deals at 0.1 gram per deal)
- More than 200 diazepam tablets
- Clonazepam; and
- 1 gram of cocaine.
The 18-year-old man will face Hobart Magistrates Court on May 11.
"In the current environment with restrictions to air and sea corridors into the state, Tasmania Police will actively target the movement of drugs through the mail stream," Detective Inspector Kate Chambers said.
"The seizure of 450 grams of MDMA will disrupt the supply of the party drug and reduce risk to the Tasmanian community".
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Detective Inspector Chambers said Tasmania Police was committed to preventing the importation and distribution of illicit substances in the state.
"We work closely with Australia Post and Bio-security to ensure that our mail corridors are not exploited by those wanting to profit from drug distribution," she said.
"This remains a strong focus for investigators."
Anyone with information about drug or firearms crime should contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or online.