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Drug trafficking charges laid as police seize parcel containing half a kilogram of ice

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Ulverstone woman charged with trafficking. Image / Tasmania Police

A woman from Tasmania’s north has been charged with drug trafficking offences after police seized a parcel containing half a kilogram of ice (crystal methamphetamine).

The 30-year-old from Ulverstone was apprehended after the Western Drug and Firearms Unit allegedly discovered 500 grams of the drug on Friday, February 2.

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Detective Inspector Michelle Elmer said a search of a home in the north-west town led to the woman’s arrest and multiple charges for “serious drug offences”.

She said the parcel had the potential to cause harm to more than 5,000 people through individual street deals had it gone undetected.

Tasmania Police Car. Image / Pulse

“Anyone seeking to profit by selling harmful drugs to Tasmanians should know we will target them and their activities,” Elmer said.

“We know criminals use a range of ways to get illegal items into Tasmania and that includes our air and sea ports and our mailing centres.”

Mail sorting centre. Image / Stock

“That’s why we remain committed to preventing the importation and distribution of these substances through ongoing screenings and targeted searches.”

The woman has been released on bail and is scheduled to appear in the Devonport Magistrates Court in April.

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