Alleged drug trafficker intercepted at Hobart Airport
following an interception at Hobart Airport yesterday.
Detective Acting Sergeant Sam Storer said officers from Southern Drug Investigation Services and the Dog Handlers Unit were conducting routine general passenger screening at the airport when a police drug detection dog made a positive indication towards a passenger.
“The man was subsequently searched, and approximately 112grams of methamphetamine was located,” he said.
“The man, from Southern Tasmania, was taken into custody while further investigations continued.”
“He was later charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, unlawfully importing a controlled substance and other minor drug offences.”
“Methamphetamine has a significant negative impact on our community and Tasmania Police will continue to proactively target and prosecute those involved in the illicit drug trade.”
The drugs have an estimated street value of $112,000.
The man will appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court in April.
Anyone with information about illicit drug trafficking should contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestopperstas.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
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