More than 30 kilograms of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of up to $80 million, has been seized by police after raids on two separate Perth hotel apartments on Tuesday afternoon.
Joint Organised Crime Taskforce officers seized 27 kilograms of methamphetamine, which was allegedly found hidden in a suitcase at an East Perth address, in one of the biggest hauls of the drug in the state's history.
WA police make massive drug seizure
Police raids in Perth uncover more than 30 kilograms of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of up to $80 million.
Around the same time, officers from the Serious and Organised Crime Division arrested a New South Wales man and woman at a Perth residence after they were allegedly caught in possession of five kilograms of methamphetamine and 14.4 litres of GHB, also known as liquid fantasy.
Some of the GBL was allegedly hidden in wine bottles.
A 22-year-old Chinese man has been charged over the 27 kilogram haul, which WA Police acting Assistant Commissioner Pryce Scanlan said could have supplied about 27 million 'hits' on the streets.
He said the quantity of GHB could have been used to make up to 30,000 doses.
"We're considering this seizure a significant win," Assistant Commissioner Scanlan said.
"We don't actually know how much [methamphetamine] is on the streets but the more we take off, the better for the community."
The three people, charged with possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply, have been remanded in custody after appearing briefly in Perth Magistrate's Court on Wednesday morning.
Assistant Commissioner Scanlan said the two seizures were not believed to be related.