SA drug trafficking operation dismantled

Emily Cosenza

Seven people have been arrested over an interstate cannabis trafficking business operating from South Australia.

As a result of the SA Police and Australian Federal Police investigation, four men were arrested on Tuesday after detectives searched 16 properties and found 29 marijuana plants, dried cannabis, a Taser, three vehicles, money, a stolen rifle and other evidence of drug trafficking.

Previously, two men were arrested in the Northern Territory in May with 22 kilograms of marijuana seized, believed to have been sent from SA.

Earlier this month six kilos of the drug, which was bound for Western Australia, was apprehended in SA.

A 58-year-old Adelaide man was charged with one count of large commercial drug trafficking and two counts of commercial drug trafficking in relation to the shipments to NT and WA.

Serious Crime Task Force officer in charge Denise Gray said the arrests and seizures dismantled the syndicate and should act as a warning for others who participate in similar activities.