Norwegian man part of a major drug network in Australia
A 29-year-old Norwegian resident in Australia is linked to a major drug network there according to VG newspaper.
According to VG, the Norwegian man is one of 28 people charged with more than 100 drug-related offences. The drug network has operated on the Australian East Coast.
The man is charged with six violations of the Drugs Act, three of which are considered to be serious, reported the press officer at Brisbane Magistrates Court to VG. He is also charged with three cases in which the police believe he has acquired assets of money derived from criminal activities.
The 28 people were arrested over a period from January 2017 to June this year. The Norwegian man has been in custody since the 7th of September, and he was arrested when he was applying for bail after another drug breach in the state of Queensland. His girlfriend was also among those arrested.
During the operation, Australian police seized drugs worth over 1 million Australian dollars, approximately 6 million Norwegian kroner. The police seized cannabis, MDMA and cocaine.
They also seized nearly NOK 15 million in cash,15 cars, jewellery, and computer equipment in the operation, called ‘Operation Papa Argyle’.
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