Drug dealers operating in a remote Arnhem community offered buyers a sophisticated way to do business.
Police claim one of the cannabis sellers accepted payment from community members on a portable EFTPOS machine.
And as the drugs were sold, the alleged dealers offered a "cash out" facility, returning the tainted cash made from other drug sales.
Drug and Organised Crime Squad detectives have arrested and charged a 30-year-old male with offences relating to the supply of drugs to an Indigenous community.
The male allegedly transported cannabis to Gunbalanya on a number of occasions between August 2018 and January 2019, and recruited a 26-year-old male to sell cannabis on his behalf in the community.
The 26-year-old accepted payment from community members on a portable EFTPOS machine provided by the 30-year-old, police claimed.
As the 26-year-old sold the cannabis, he offered members of the community a 'cash out' facility which provided community members with tainted cash from the sale of cannabis.
Police allege $29,995 was transferred via EFTPOS and a further $21,960 in cash was deposited into an account held by the 30-year-old male.
The 30-year-old collected a further $31,915 cash from the sale of cannabis and deposited it into his bank account, it has been alleged.
It is believed he received a total of $83,870 from the supply of cannabis.
The 26-year-old was arrested by Gunbalanya Police earlier this year was placed before court for supply schedule 2 drug - commercial quantity.
The 30-year-old male handed himself into police and was remanded in custody to appear in Darwin Local Court yesterday.
He was charged with:
- Supply schedule 2 drug - Commercial quantity
- Possess/receive tainted property in commission of an offence
He was bailed to appear in Darwin Local Court on January 20, 2020.
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