Australian police seize drugs worth 1.1 mln USD

17:25, June 14, 2010      

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West Australian (WA) police on Monday said that it have seized drugs, cash, houses and stolen vehicles in coordinated raids across the state over the weekend.

About 150 officers from 16 units targeted drug dealers throughout Perth and regional WA, serving 58 warrants.

Police said in a statement that the operation took three months to plan and led to 124 charges laid against 81 people.

Three clandestine drug labs were located and 1.3 million Australian dollars (1.1 million U.S. dollars) worth of assets frozen, including three houses used to grow cannabis and one premises used for the manufacturing of amphetamines.

More than 70,000 Australian dollars (59,944 U.S. dollars) in cash was seized, and stolen vehicles worth 70,000 dollars (59,944 U.S. dollars) were recovered.

Drugs seized included 2.09 kg of cannabis, 48 cannabis plants, 26g of methylamphetamine, 2g of heroin, 6g of LSD and 200ml of steroids.

Under WA's tough confiscation of assets laws, anyone convicted of two or more serious drug offenses in 10 years and then convicted of a subsequent offense can be declared a drug trafficker.

Once declared, all their assets can be seized, whether they are proceeds of crime or not.

Police said more charges may follow after chemical analysis of seized substances.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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