Operation Tribulation


By Renee Bogatko, Image Credits – supplied

Drugs with a street value of almost $850,000 have been stopped from hitting the streets of Canberra.

It’s after police arrested a 34-year-old Canberra City man over drug trafficking.

The arrest is part of Operation Tribulation – targeting criminal syndicates in the ACT.

Detective Superintendent Scott Moller said they’ll oppose bail for the 34-year-old, who was the principle distributor in the Canberra region.

It’s after police and sniffer dogs searched a Canberra City home on Wednesday December 20, where they found over 600 grams of ice, about 1000 MDMA pills, heroin, cocaine and almost $90,000 in cash.

Police also seized over 200 vials of anabolic steroids and drug paraphernalia including scales and clip seal bags.

The drugs have a combined street value of nearly $850,000.

Detective Superintendent Scott Moller said it’s a positive outcome.

“It’s going to reduce the impact on hospitals, on ACT community health and on the police, so overall it’s a great result for the community,” he said.

“Drugs are harmful to our community and ACT Policing will continue to do everything they can to investigate and prosecute people involved in this trade.”

Police confirmed, the 34-year-old was known to them as part of a wider syndicate they’ve been investigating for several months.

While the source location of the drugs will form part of the ongoing investigation, police confirmed, they were definitely for the Canberra market.

At this stage, it looks like there’s no links to bikie gangs.

Anyone with information about the manufacturing or dealing of illegal drugs is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.