Police in the Northern Territory have charged two people with drug offences after being pulled over on the on the Stuart Highway. Witnesses noticed a very strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle.
Three men have been charged in the Norther Territory for trying to bring in 132 kilograms of cannabis into the state. The drugs packages were found with labels saying they were ‘stone monuments’.
Drug traffickers are finding new ways to smuggle in cannabis to remote communities in the Northern Territory, Australia. Police have now found frozen chickens, with hidden cannabis inside.
Four men were in court this week for their involvement in cannabis smuggling and money laundering. The drugs were discovered by a Joint Organised Crime Task Force (JOCTF) in the Northern Territory.
A major drug smuggling and money laundering operation has been discovered by police, after they were alerted to questionable electronic money transfers via Darwin to Indonesia. Six men have now been charged.
Guiseppe Romeo, 65, has been sentenced in Darwin after admitting to being the man in charge of a $1.8 million drug distribution ring between South Australia and Darwin.
Medicinal cannabis has now been approved in the Northern Territory and now the first patient has filled out their script to receive the medication. So, far, no one has had a prescription for medical cannabis in the NT.
Economist Rolf Gerritsen believes cannabis could lead to revenues in the Northern Territory from tourism, taxes, and horticulture. He believes the legalisation of cannabis could lead to ‘big bucks’.
A grandmother from Darwin, amongst others, has been jailed after she confessed to selling 45kg of marijuana. The drugs seizure is said to have been worth $400,000 in value.
Police in the Northern Territory have seized $900,000 worth of cannabis, after a long operation to try and prevent drugs entering remote NT communities.