Sunshine Coast detectives investigating the alleged importation of dangerous drugs via the postal system have charged three people with drug offences, including one 18-year-old man with trafficking and importing or exporting a border controlled drug.
An investigation was launched after an international mail consignment destined for a Coolum Beach PO box was intercepted in New South Wales on September 10 and found to allegedly contain dangerous drugs hidden within a computer game box.
Search warrants were executed at the post office between December 11 and 17 and two packages sent from the Netherlands and Germany seized.
A further examination of these packages uncovered a heat-sealed bag allegedly containing a clipseal bag of a yellow crystal substance, believed to be Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA).
Investigations led Sunshine Coast detectives to a Peregian Beach address on December 13 where an 18-year-old man and 47-year-old woman were arrested after a quantity of alleged dangerous drugs were located at the residence.
The man was charged with two counts of possessing anything used in the commission of a crime and one count each of possess dangerous drugs, possess utensils and is due to face Maroochydore Magistrates Court in February. The woman was also charged with possess dangerous drugs and possess utensil and was given a Drug Diversion.
Yesterday, detectives arrested another 18-year-old Peregian Beach man after he allegedly attempted to collect a package destined for the same PO box.
It will be alleged a search of the man's residence uncovered a quantity of cash, vacuum sealer, clip seal bags, MDMA test kit and other items associated with the packaging and sale of dangerous drugs.
The man was charged with two counts each of importing or exporting border-controlled drugs, possess property suspected of being used in connection with the commission of a drug offence, possession of dangerous drugs and one count of trafficking in dangerous drugs and possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of an offence under the Drugs Misuse Act.
He is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.
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