Crime Stoppers

Man charged after joint agency operation seizes 2,500 MDMA pills

Tuesday 05-Jan-2016 15:15

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in Darwin after Detectives uncovered a parcel containing 33 times the commercial quantity threshold for MDMA (Ecstasy).

Detective Superintendent Clint Sims said it will be alleged Detectives, acting on information, discovered approximately 2,500 MDMA pills inside a package at a local parcel delivery business yesterday.

“Detectives believe the man had posted the parcel to himself following a recent visit to Victoria,” Detective Superintendent Sims said.

“The man was arrested after he collected the package and returned to his vehicle.

“Another parcel collected by the man at the same time was found to contain 180 tablets of an alternate brand to Viagra.

“A search warrant served on his house allegedly uncovered a further small amount of MDMA.”

The man has been charged with possess and supply of a commercial quantity of a schedule two drug, unauthorised possession of a schedule four drug and possess a dangerous schedule two drug.

Detective Superintendent Sims said the operation was another example of how different jurisdictions can successfully work together for a common goal.

“This is a significant seizure for the Northern Territory and there is no doubt these drugs would have caused considerable damage within our community.”

The man was remanded to appear in the Darwin Magistrates Court on 10 February 2016.

Joint Taskforce Nemesis involves officers from the Australian Federal Police, Northern Territory Police, Australian Border Force and the Australian Crime Commission.