Searches conducted, firearms and drugs seized and man arrested – Mole Creek
Northern Drug Investigation Services, members of Viper Taskforce and the Police Dog Handler Unit conducted a number of searches in the Mole Creek area yesterday as part of an ongoing investigation codenamed Operation “BOLD”.
A man was intercepted driving a vehicle in the Deloraine area and a pistol was located in the vehicle. Police then executed two search warrants at residences in Mole Creek. At the completion of the searches police had locate and seized the following.
- 12 firearms including automatic weapons, shotguns, rifles, and pistols (some confirmed as stolen)
- Over 1500 rounds of ammunition
- 355 grams of methylamphetamine
- 3.25 kg of MDMA
- 446 MDMA tablets
- $47,000 cash
A 43-year-old man from Mole Creek has been charged with a range of offences that include trafficking in a controlled substance, manufacturing a controlled drug for sale, possess controlled drug, possession of firearms, possession of stolen firearms, possess loaded firearm, and dealing in the proceeds of crime.
The seized drugs have a potential street value of approximately $1,000,000.00.
The man has been detained to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court today at 11.45am.
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