Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Police swoop on light plane in southern New South Wales

Police have arrested the pilot of a light plane on the tarmac of an airport in southern New South Wales, and allegedly seized cannabis and precursor drugs from the aircraft's hold.

The arrest came at the end of an eight-month investigation involving authorities from New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.
Detectives allege members of the Descendants and Hells Angels bikie gangs in South Australia had been supplying drugs and firearms to affiliates in NSW.

Officers intercepted the plane as it landed at Deniliquin on Wednesday afternoon and arrested a 67-year-old Queensland man. Police allegedly seized 45kg of cannabis from the light plane. He has been charged with large commercial drug supply after 45kg of cannabis and 4kg of ice precursor drugs were allegedly found in the plane.