NT Police have said they seized more than 130kg of marijuana, and close to $50,000 after identifying ‘suspicious consignments’ at an unnamed Darwin freight company, and have charged three men with trafficking.
Drug and Organised Crime Division Detective Superintendent Kerry Hoskins said in a statement, they flagged several suspicious consignments from the freight company on September 15.
He said they raided two properties, one in Humpty Doo, and one in Berry Springs on September 15 and 16 and found 290 packages containing almost 132kg of marijuana and $47,000 cash.
He did not say how the men were connected to the freight company or give the name of the freight company.
“It’s the largest seizure of its type in the Territory,” Supt Hoskins said.
While Supt Hoskins did not mention if any of the drug was grown on one of the properties, a 29-year-old man was charged with cultivating a trafficable quantity of the drug.
He also faces one charge each of possessing and supplying a commercial quantity of a schedule 2 dangerous drug.
Supt Hoskins said a 58-year-old man faces one count each of the possession and supply charges, while a 54-year-old man also faces those two charges but also a charge of possessing tainted property.
They have been remained in custody to face Darwin Local Court on November 4.
Police urges anyone with information on illicit drug trafficking to contact them on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and quote reference number 9423358.