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Millions of dollars worth of meth seized by WA police



Police have seized an estimated $52 million worth of drugs, cash and weapons in Western Australia after officers busted an international drug ring.

Officers charged two men and seized firearms, $2.2 million in cash and 52.3kgs of methamphetamine, following raids across Perth, police said yesterday.

The pair are Estonian citizens, aged 31 and 28, and initially travelled to Perth on student visas.

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The drugs are estimated to have a value of $52 million.

In March, another Estonian man was arrested in possession of a large amount of cash, prompting a major investigation by the Transnational Serious and Organised Crime Squad.

Last Tuesday, two men were arrested at a property in Hillarys, north of Perth CBD, after police found Australian cash, two semi-automatic pistols, ammunition and 22kgs of meth hidden inside a roof space.

The pair – who travelled to Perth on student visas – have been charged with money laundering, drug trafficking, possession of firearms and other offences.

Police will allege the men were sent to Australia to oversee the distribution of illicit drugs by a global organised crime group which has links to local criminals.

The men are due to appear in court on October 4

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