Three arrested, gun, nun-chucks, crossbows and drugs seized in WA

Three people are facing charges following a Western Australia National Anti-Gangs Squad (WA NAGS) investigation into an established WA criminal network.  Search warrants yesterday also resulted in seizures of various weapons and drug types.

Yesterday (27 March, 2020), WA NAGS members executed a vehicle stop in Yanchep and four search warrants in the WA suburbs of Stirling, Nollamara and Norandra (two locations).

Three people were arrested and items seized included; one loaded handgun, one set of nun-chucks, three crossbows (with arrows), various small amounts of drugs (heroin, GHB, methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia and $3000 in cash

A 56-year-old female from Stirling was charged with:

  • One count of ‘Sold or supplied, or offered to sell or supply, a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine’ (WA Misuse of Drugs Act);
  • One count of ‘Possession of Prohibited Drugs with Intent to Sell or Supply (Heroin)’ (WA Misuse of Drugs Act);
  • One count of ‘Possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property’ ($3000.00).

A 27-year-old male from Nollamara was charged with one count of ‘Sold or supplied, or offered to sell or supply, a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine’ (WA Misuse of Drugs Act)

A 44-year-old male from Alexander Heights was charged with one count ‘Possessed a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply it to another’ (WA Misuse of Drugs Act)

All three were refused bail and are due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today, Saturday 28 March 2020.

These offences carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

Acting Superintendent Paula Fernandez said the AFP is committed to disrupting organised crime at all levels.

“Our commitment to these investigations will not cease despite the challenging circumstances we may face here in Australia and across the globe due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The AFP, together with our state partners will continue to work tirelessly to protect Australians from insidious, organised crime.” Said a/Superintendent Fernandez

The Western Australia National Anti-Gangs Squad (WA NAGS), which includes members of the Australian Federal Police and Western Australia Police targets Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMCGs) involved in moving illicit drugs into Australia.

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