Up Late with Ben Harvey: Tony Larussa, the country cattle breeder turned WA meth kingpin

On Monday night’s episode of Up Late, Harvey has detailed the extraordinary case of a Gingin cattle breeder who smuggled $10 million worth of meth using an electro-magnetically sealed box built into a car seat.

Tony Larussa, 49, has spent the last five years fighting allegations that he was a big player in the movement of 10kg of ice — secreted in the ‘hide’ built into a Honda Jazz — up to his family farm at Breera.

Larussa wasn’t driving the Honda but was following closely behind with a loaded Sig Sauer pistol on the passenger seat behind him.

And following a trial earlier this year, a District Court jury agreed with prosecutors that married father-of-one had ‘dominion and control’ over the drugs, even though they were being driven by someone else.

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