More than 30kg of drugs seized onboard truck on Great Eastern Highway

Two men, traveling on Great Eastern Highway with more than 30kg of illicit drugs in the cabin of a truck have been charged by Organised Crime Squad detectives.

A Kenworth truck was stopped on Great Eastern Highway in The Lakes on December 24, 2019 where the cabin area of the truck was searched and it will be alleged numerous drug related items were located.

The truck was subjected to a full examination and it will be alleged approximately 31kg of illicit drugs were located.

The seizure was made up of approximately 19kg of methylamphetamine, 10kg of MDMA and 2kg of cocaine.

The two occupants of the truck, a 46-year-old man and a 33-year-old man, have been charged with possessing a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply it to another, possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply (MDMA) and possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply cocaine.

Both men were refused bail and appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on December 26, 2019, and are next due to appear in the same court today..

Detective Superintendent of Organised Crime Tony Longhorn said the seizure represented a significant disruption to an established criminal network.

"A seizure of this nature provides law enforcement agencies across Australia with valuable intelligence regarding the more senior members of the established criminal network, and that intelligence will be further examined and acted on," he said.

"Targeting members of established criminal networks involved in the manufacture and distribution of illicit drugs remains a priority for WA Police Force.

"Those profiting from the illicit drug trade have no regard for the misery they create in the community, and we will continue to identify and dismantle their criminal networks."