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Accused drug dealer used codename
Police raid Marc Quaid's home. Picture: Micheal Wilson/TheWest Australian

An accused major drug dealer used the codename "World 150" as he arranged the delivery of massive amounts of methylamphetamine and heroin around Perth, a court has been told.

Marc Quaid went on trial today, charged with selling and supplying methylamphetamine and possessing heroin with intent to sell or supply in March last year.

His co-accused Roberto Zanon is also accused of supplying methylamphetamine, after a major drugs haul - including over 10kg of meth, more than 2kg of heroin, over 1kg of ecstasy and 600gms of cocaine was seized from a warehouse in Malaga.

It will also be alleged that almost $250,000 in cash was seized from Mr Quaid's home when it was raided by police, prosecutor Linda Petrusa said.

Ms Petrusa said they will also allege that Blackberry phone seized from Mr Quaid - which police believed held vital information about the drug deals - was somehow remotely wiped while in the police's possession.

Prosecutors say various pieces of evidence will help identify Mr Quaid as "World 150" and Mr Zanon - who went by the alias Adrian Zanich - was his driver.

Mr Quaid's lawyer Sam van Dongen said his defence would prove he was the not the figure identified as "World 150".

"What we will say is at the end of this case, you will see he has been set up," Mr Van Dongen said.

Laurie Levy, the lawyer for Mr Zanon, said the jury's sole job was to decide whether he was the driver identified as Adrian Zanich.

The trial is listed to run for two weeks.

The West Australian

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