| 21.11,20. 01:17 AM |
Hundreds of charges against 19 people after police operation in Perth
Police have raided properties across Perth targeting alleged drug dealers. (9News)
A three-month police operation culminating in a pair of raids this morning in Perth has seen 19 people charged with more than 380 offences, as officers target alleged drug dealers in the city.
"We'll allege that the primary drug that was being sold and distributed was methamphetamine with heroin and cannabis," Detective Senior Sergeant Doug Stjepic said.
Tip-offs from neighbours sparked the raids, which saw drugs and a gun allegedly seized.
"It's the vulnerable 65- to 70-year-old people living next door that are afraid, calling police constantly, saying something's happening," Senior Sergeant Stjepic said.
Detectives said a 42-year-old man is facing more then 230 drug charges alone.
The alleged offenders were described by police as low- to mid-level drug dealers.
"With community support, we will come for you and if you deal drugs in our area, you're going to get hit and you're going to get hit hard," Senior Sergeant Stjepic said.