Police seize $1.5m in cocaine after man observed allegedly trying to bury drugs near Darwin CBDPosted by On

NT Police say they have thwarted a significant drug operation after a man was observed allegedly attempting to bury $1.5 million worth of cocaine in a barrel in Darwin bushland.

In a joint operation between Northern Territory and New South Wales detectives, two men have been charged with a string of offences, and more than three kilograms worth of cocaine has been seized.

NT Police said it also recovered six kilograms of cannabis and more than $250,000 in cash.

According to a statement, detectives said they had been monitoring the movements of the 41-year-old man since receiving a tip-off from their NSW counterparts in April.

“On Wednesday, police watched as he buried an empty drum in bushland near the Esplanade in Darwin city,” police said in a statement.

The drum retrieved by police.()

“The 41-year-old returned to the location of the drum, where police allege he deposited the cocaine and $110,000.

“Detectives later retrieved the drum and subsequently arrested the man the following morning.”

Following the man’s arrest on Thursday, police said they raided a property in the rural Darwin suburb of Howard Springs, from where the cannabis and more cash was seized.

Another man, 42, was arrested at the…

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