Two arrested in $14K Karratha MDMA intercept

Alicia PereraPilbara News
Two people have been arrested for possession of MDMA with intent to sell or supply.
Camera IconTwo people have been arrested for possession of MDMA with intent to sell or supply. Credit: Pilbara News

Two people have been arrested after a package containing about $14,000 worth of MDMA was intercepted in the post in Karratha.

Last week Australia Post staff alerted the West Pilbara Detectives to a parcel being delivered by post which allegedly contained a quantity of MDMA inside a woman’s handbag.

Police attended the parcel’s destination address on Thursday where they allegedly found 14g of the drug, worth about $14,000 in street value, at the property.

A 33-year-old man from Millars Well and 51-year-old woman from Nickol have each been charged with possession of MDMA with intent to sell or supply.

They are due to appear before Karratha Magistrate’s Court on October 31.

West Pilbara Detective Senior Sergeant Carlos Correia said police will allege the drugs were ordered through the dark web.

He said police had been assisted by information-sharing with other government agencies.

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