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Man arrested in one of capital's biggest ecstasy busts

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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