Police have charged two people with drug offences after allegedly intercepting a batch of dried cannabis bound for Sydney, hidden in check-in luggage at Adelaide Airport.
- Two people have been charged with drug trafficking after 13 kilograms of the drug were seized
- Police said a sniffer dog helped locate the drug in two suitcases bound for Sydney
- Another 36 kilograms were found during searches of two properties
The discovery of about 13 kilograms of the drug inside packages in two suitcases was made by detectives with the help of a police sniffer dog inside the terminal on Tuesday afternoon.
Police said another 36 kilograms, as well as more than $6,000 in cash, were later found during searches of houses at Cheltenham and Kurralta Park in Adelaide’s west.
“The flight was from Adelaide to Sydney,” Detective Chief Inspector Denise Gray said.
“Trafficking in controlled substances and controlled drugs is linked to criminal organisations, so for us to intercept them obviously disrupts their operations.”
Police said the seizure had a street value of about $415,000.
Danilo Stolfi, 27, and Gudy Nursintara Yamani, 26, faced the Adelaide Magistrates Court today, charged with drug trafficking.
Inspector Gray said one of the pair was from New South Wales.
They did not apply for bail and were remanded in custody to face court again in February.
The bust came the same day as police discovered an underground bunker allegedly containing cannabis plants at a home at Angle Vale, north of Adelaide.
“There were nine plants located hydroponically being grown in a bunker at Angle Vale,” Inspector Gray said.
A 35-year-old local man was charged with offences, including cultivating cannabis, as well as possessing a dangerous item after police allegedly found capsicum spray at the home.