A police dog has helped sniff out three suspected drug traffickers on a remote NT island.
Detectives from the Drug and Organised Crime Division have charged three males in Groote Eylandt in relation to possession and supply of dangerous drugs.
Groote Eylandt-based drug detector dog Bear responded to two international post packages last Friday and one yesterday, leading to the execution of four search warrants at a local workers’ accommodation.
The investigation uncovered 50 grams of MDMA, five grams of ketamine and five grams of cocaine.
A 31-year-old male was charged with possession and supply of a Schedule 1 dangerous drug (commercial quantity).
A 24-year-old male was charged with possession and supply of a Schedule 1 dangerous drug (commercial quantity) and possession of an implement to administer a dangerous drug.
The third male, 29-years-old, was charged with possession and supply of a Schedule 1 dangerous drug (commercial quantity) and possession and supply of a Schedule 1 dangerous drug (less than commercial quantity).
The three males are scheduled to appear in Alyangula Local Court in July.
The investigation continues.
Meanwhile, police are appealing to members of the public to assist in locating three weapons stolen from a home in Alice Springs on Sunday night.
Around 11pm the owner briefly left his Allchurch Street residence, at which time unknown offenders have entered the home and taken two crossbows and a longbow.
The owner only noticed the weapons missing the next day and reported it to Police.
The two crossbows are black in colour, made of fiberglass and almost a metre long. One has a black battery-operated scope mounted on top and the other has a green camouflaged scope. Both are equipped with six bolts.
The longbow is described as being made of fiberglass, 1.2 metres and camouflage green in colour. It holds six to eight arrows.
Senior Sergeant Shaun Furniss said it is concerning these weapons were out in the community.
“They have the potential to end up in the wrong hands and we are working to find them before any harm can be done.”
Police urge anyone who may have information in relation to the whereabouts of these bows to contact them on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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