Police raided more than 50 properties across Perth yesterday in their latest assault to disrupt and dismantle WA's illicit drug trade.
Thousands of dollars of drugs, weapons and stolen goods were seized in the operation dubbed "Crackdown" in searches of properties from Two Rocks to Falcon.
The early morning raids were the result of months of inquiries and intelligence gathering, including several tip-offs from the community.
Operation Crackdown operational commander Insp. Rob Anderson said it was crucial the public told police about neighbourhood drug dealers.
"We may get this information today or next week, but just because you don't see us smashing down doors doesn't mean we're ignoring it," he said. "We have to work that intelligence up. We don't just ignore it, so keep the information coming.
"This operation is a clear message to people who profit and are involved in the illicit drug trade - we will target you."
Police allegedly uncovered hydroponic cannabis set-ups in homes in Forrestfield and Bullsbrook.
At a Guildford home police found a suspected female drug dealer in her 50s, allegedly with $10,000 cash and 2g of crystal methamphetamine.
Heavy machinery, trucks, cars and motorcycles were some of the big-ticket items seized in the Peel and North West metropolitan districts.
Many of the allegedly stolen items are believed to be linked to a spate of commercial and home burglaries over the past few weeks.
Before yesterday's raids Clarkson detectives searched a Mullaloo property they believed was associated with weapons and illegal narcotics.
Inside the Meridian Drive home investigators found $250,000 of stolen property including a car, motorcycles, electronics and jewellery.
Tools and equipment worth about $50,000 allegedly stolen from a plumbing business were seized.
"It's naïve to think people pay for drugs with just cash," Insp. Anderson said.
The West Australian revealed this week that police believe illicit drug use is behind an 85 per cent rise in armed robberies in the past four years.