Police arrest seven men in Adelaide’s south linked to drug trafficking syndicate, more arrests expected

Police have seized several kilograms of illegal drugs, hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash as well as drug equipment allegedly linked to a suspected drug syndicate in the south of Adelaide.

The Department of Police for Serious and Organized Crime made the arrests on Wednesday and Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the southern suburbs.

After a search of several properties across Adelaide, police found 1 kg of methamphetamine, 100 grams of cocaine, 5 kg of pseudoephedrine, 1 kg of iodine, 2 liters of hypophosphoric acid and a secret drug laboratory.

Police also seized a total of $ 177,000 in cash.

Detective Chief Inspector David Scutchings said more arrests and seizures are likely to come.

“SAPOL will continue to proactively investigate people who choose to endanger society by drug dealing,” said Chief Inspector Scutchings.

A 35-year-old man from Aldinga Beach was charged with 88 counts of drug trafficking and money laundering after police found him in possession of 40 grams of methamphetamine and $ 155,000 in cash.

Piles of cash in plastic proof bags.
Police say more than $ 170,000 in cash was found at several properties linked to the accused men.(Delivered to: SAPOL)

A 34-year-old man from Windsor Gardens and a 37-year-old man from Port Noarlunga South have both been charged with drug smuggling after police allege they were in possession of 1kg of methamphetamine.

A 64-year-old Huntfield Heights man was also charged with two counts of drug trafficking after police alleged they found 14 grams of methamphetamine in his house.

A 39-year-old man from Sellicks Beach was arrested and charged with six counts of drug trafficking.

A 35-year-old Morphett Vale man was also charged with drug smuggling, with police claiming they found $ 8,000 in cash at his home.

Finally, a 47-year-old Hackham man was charged with 11 counts of drug trafficking after police allegedly found him in possession of 1 gram of methamphetamine and $ 11,000 in cash.

Police said they expected to make further arrests.

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