Drug bust in Coffs Harbour

Police seize 90 grams of meth in Coffs Harbour

CRYSTAL methamphetamine with a potential street value of up to $225,000 has been seized by Coffs Harbour Police this morning.

22-year-old Sydney man Andre Kallita has been charged over the seizure and appeared in Coffs Harbour Local Court today.

Police are investigating possible links to DLASTHR - an Assyrian criminal gang active in the south western suburbs of Sydney.

The drugs were allegedly found concealed inside the roof lining of a black Holden Astra that had been travelling southbound on the Pacific Hwy at around 3am this morning.

Coffs Clarence crime manager, Detective Inspector Darren Jameson, said it was an important drug bust.

"Police are targeting drugs up and down the east coast to break the supply chain," Insp Jameson said.

"Under our interdiction model of policing the highway, we're looking for and targeting suspicious vehicles.

"As a result of a vehicle stop, we seized 90 grams of crystal methamphetamine which had the potential of carrying out approximately 900 street deals and 1800 in half point form."

Insp Jameson said the poor quality should be a warning to people who use the drug.

"It is a warning to those that continue to use crystal methamphetamine that apart from the drug being highly potent and extremely addictive, these drugs have impurities."

Police allege 90 grams of methamphetamine was concealed in the roof lining of this dark Holden Astra hatchback. Photo: Gemima Harvey/Coffs Coast Advocate
Police allege 90 grams of methamphetamine was concealed in the roof lining of this dark Holden Astra hatchback. Photo: Gemima Harvey/Coffs Coast Advocate

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