Police Media: Nhulunbuy deat and Darwin drug charges

Call for Witnesses – Death – Nhulunbuy – Update

Friday 27-May-2016 16:27

Detectives from the Major Crime Squad are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 39-year-old male in Nhulunbuy.

Detective Superintendent Travis Wurst said the male was found deceased on the town beach in Nhulunbuy, around 5.00pm yesterday.

“In situations such as these it can be difficult to establish exactly what happened, but at this stage Police are treating it as suspicious,” Detective Superintendent Wurst said.

“It is crucial that anyone with information about the circumstances surrounding the man’s death contact Police.

Following an autopsy today, a 39-year-old male was found to have drowned.

Detective Superintendent Travis Wurst said Major Crime Squad Detectives will continue investigations into the circumstances resulting in the death on Town Beach in Nhulunbuy on Wednesday, 25 May.

“Police are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Town Beach and the Surf Club between midday and 5:00pm on Wednesday afternoon, including a Caucasian male who was fishing near the surf club shortly before 5:00pm that day.

“We continue to ask anyone who may have seen the man at the Walkabout Hotel prior to midday on Wednesday to also contact Police,” Detective Superintendent Wurst said.

He is described as about 179cm tall, of thin build and short dark hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a Wile E Coyote motif and black shorts. Anyone who can assist is urged to contact Police on 131 444 or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Drug Charges

Darwin, Wulagi
Thursday 26-May-2016 15:33

Strike Force Trident Detectives have charged two males, aged 33 and 35, with drug and related charges following a search warrant in Wulagi yesterday.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Bland said Police were acting on information received.

“As a result of this information a sophisticated hydroponics grow room has been dismantled and a drug distribution ring disrupted.”

Detective Senior Sergeant Bland said Police will allege 10 cannabis plants were being grown in in a converted room and more than 900 grams of cannabis were found in the house.

“Police will also allege they discovered a small amount of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and documents explaining how to cultivate cannabis.

“The hydroponics set-up was also discovered to be illegally sourcing power from the mains supply.

“A vehicle belonging to the 35-year-old man allegedly contained more than $30,000 cash, MDMA tablets and a small amount of lysergic acid.

“A gas gun was also found on the premises and was seized under the firearms act.”

The 35-year-old man was charged with:

–       Possess tainted property – cash

–       Possess a traffickable amount of lysergic acid

–       Possess a traffickable amount of MDMA

The 33-year-old man was charged with:

–       Cultivate a traffickable amount of cannabis

–       Possess a commercial amount of cannabis

–       Possess methamphetamine

–       Unlawful appropriation of power

–       Interfere with power supply equipment

Both men were remanded in custody and will appear in the Darwin Local Court tomorrow, 27 May.

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