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Police seize nearly 20kg of cannabis
Police seize nearly 20kg of cannabis

Police have urged the public to continue to dob in a drug dealer after seizing about 18kg of cannabis during a series of raids in Beechboro this week.

A 44-year-old Beechboro man faced court on Wednesday charged with one count of possessing a prohibited drug (methamphetamine) with intent to sell or supply, one count of possessing a prohibited drug (cannabis) with intent to sell or supply and possessing a prohibited drug (MDMA) with intent to sell or supply.

East Metropolitan district crime team officers allegedly found about 18kg of cannabis in vacuum-sealed bags as well as 112g of methamphetamine, about 10g of MDMA and $10,500 in cash during three searches on Beechboro properties.

Det-Sen. Sgt Tony Longhorn said information from the public helped investigators arrest the man.

"We rely on information coming from the public, I think it's a win that when we receive information and can act on it like this and get the good result it certainly encourages the public to provide further information," he said.

"It's good to get (the drugs) off the streets because at the end of the day it will be distributed into smaller amounts and will find its way (into the community)."

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