NT police have charged three men for attempting to smuggle 132 kilograms of cannabis — worth about $2 million — into the Northern Territory in packages labelled “stone monuments”.
- Police charged one man on September 15 with supplying commercial quantities of a schedule two drug
- Two additional men were charged on September 16
- If found guilty, the men face up to 14 years in prison
“It’s the largest seizure of its type in the Territory,” Detective Superintendent Kerry Hoskins from the drug and organised crime division said.
“It’d be worth around $2 million.”
Superintendent Hoskins said detectives became aware of a shipment of five barrels arriving in Darwin from Adelaide, which appeared suspicious as there was no receiving information attached.
“When we do screening we look for particular things — how stuff is packaged, how it’s addressed, and that piqued our interest,” Superintendent Hoskins said.
“We basically waited to see who was going to pick up the package and…