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Man arrested in one of capital's biggest ecstasy busts

Canberra detectives have carried out one of largest single ecstasy seizures on record in the ACT, finding drugs with a street value of more than $150,000 in a residential home.

The bust included the seizure of a pill press, the first seized by ACT Policing in more than a decade.

The drugs have an estimated street value of more than $150,000, making it one of the largest single seizures of MDMA in ...
The drugs have an estimated street value of more than $150,000, making it one of the largest single seizures of MDMA in the ACT. Photo: ACT Policing

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations detectives searched a Latham home about 3.20pm on Monday, finding about 1.5 kilograms and 250 gel caps of a white powder suspected to be MDMA.

Detectives also found 120 grams of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine, several items of drug paraphernalia and other items relating to the sale and supply of illicit drugs, including a manual pill press. Three vehicles, valued at about $100,000 were also seized, amid suspicions they were used in the sale of illicit drugs.

Police found 1.5 kilograms of a white powder suspected to be ecstasy.
Police found 1.5 kilograms of a white powder suspected to be ecstasy. Photo: ACT Policing

ACT Policing said the drug bust is one of the largest single seizures of MDMA in the capital.

The 27-year-old Latham resident was taken to the ACT Watch House, where he was charged with several drug-related offences. He is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court later today.