Tas man 'trafficked drugs' to island

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A Tasmanian man has been charged with trafficking drugs to a remote island in Bass Strait.

The 18-year-old was intercepted by police at the airport on King Island, about halfway between Victoria and Tasmania, on Friday.

He was allegedly caught with a trafficable quantity of amphetamine in excess of one ounce (28 grams).

Police say the man, who will appear in court at a later date, arrived on King Island on a commercial flight from his home town of Burnie in Tasmania's northwest.

"Police are committed to removing drugs from our community and screening the air, sea and mail corridors for all illicit drugs," Sergeant Mark Lopes said on Monday.

"This interception successfully removed a quantity of harmful substances destined for the King Island community."

The police investigation is ongoing.