ABC Australia reports ….
Police will allege an interstate truck driver in South Australia was planning to use his status as an essential worker to transport more than a million dollars’ worth of drugs around the country.
- The drugs were seized at Port Adelaide on Tuesday and three men were arrested
- Police allege the value of the cannabis is more than $1.3 million and the cocaine is worth about $175,000
- Police said criminals should not think they could exploit border restrictions
Detectives raided an address in Lipson Street, Port Adelaide, on Tuesday, allegedly seizing 160 kilograms of cannabis, 500 grams of cocaine and $20,000 cash.
Officers from the Serious and Organised Crime Branch and the Australian Federal Police arrested a 52-year-old Mount Compass man at the scene.
They arrested a 43-year-old man at another address in Urrbrae.
Officers then searched a property at Evanston Park in Adelaide’s north, where they arrested a 37-year-old man and allegedly seized another $25,000 in cash.
All three men appeared in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon charged with drug trafficking and money laundering.