Alleged e-scooter drug runner arrested in Darch after covert…

WA Police have seized around 1.2 kilograms of meth after using a drone to track an alleged drug runner travelling the streets on an electric scooter.

Vision shows the accused 32-year-old travelling with a backpack through the Perth northern suburbs of Darch on Wednesday before being picked up by another man driving a white ute.

WA Police tracking an alleged drug runner by drone.Credit:WA Police

WA Police Commissioner Col Blanch told Radio 6PR detectives from the drug squad began tracking the scooter rider by covert drone after receiving a number of reports from the public of a man on an electric scooter acting suspiciously in the area.

“So we’ve got our technology up in the sky, we’ve seen a gentleman on an e-scooter, what we will allege is he is distributing methamphetamine,” he said.

“The drone has tracked him for a little while and seen him be picked up by a Holden Colorado utility and we’ve found 1.2 kilograms of methamphetamine with both of those individuals in the vehicle when we did a vehicle intercept shortly after.

“E-scooters, who would have thought … that is a massive amount of drugs and it can really harm the community.”

WA Police intercepting the scooter rider shortly after he was picked up by a ute driver.

WA Police intercepting the scooter rider shortly after he was picked up by a ute driver.Credit:WA Police

The 32-year-old Girrawheen man has been charge with one count of conspired, incited, accessory after the fact or attempted to possess a trafficable quantity of methamphetamine with intent to sell or supply.

He is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on February 1.

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