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 A FORTUITOUS discovery by police on the beat monitoring known arsonists has uncovered one of the state’s biggest drug hauls, with a value of more than $20 million.
Detectives said yesterday there would be criminals who are feeling “particularly sad” after the 7.33kg of pure methamphetamine was detected by Operation Nomad patrols.

Officers operating on Mt Gawler Rd at Inglewood on Tuesday came across two men acting suspiciously near a parked car.

The men fled when they were spotted but were later arrested. Police said they found 11 ice cream containers, which they said the men were trying to dig up and collect, buried just off the side of the small dirt track.

Meth haul

$7 million worth of drugs seized by police at Inglewood. 



Bradley Grant Sanderson, 27, and Steven Joseph Jacques, 21, appeared in Holden Hill Magistrates Court yesterday charged with trafficking a large commercial quantity of drugs.Sanderson was refused bail by Magistrate Jane Schammer because of the seriousness of the alleged offending and because he was on bail for other offences at the time.

Jacques also applied for release on home detention bail and was remanded in custody for a bail hearing next week.


$7 million methamphetamine bust at Inglewood.


Drug Investigation Branch Detective Superintendent Des Bray said the purity of the methamphetamine was about 70 per cent, which meant that, when it was “cut”, the number of street deals was likely to be more than 200,000 and the value up to $21 million.

“It’s a massive seizure within our state and it’s obviously a seizure at a level that is going to have a significant impact on the drug market in South Australia,” he said.

“There will be some people within the criminal community feeling particularly sad about this loss.”


$7 million methamphetamine bust at Inglewood.


Det-Supt Bray said many organised criminals protected themselves by sending other people to do their “dirty work”, and it came as no surprise the arrested men didn’t have a reputation in the criminal community.

“There is no obvious link to any of our notorious criminal groups at this time,” he said.

He said the drug’s appearance and packaging indicated it was locally produced.Anyone with information on illicit drug activity should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or


$7 million methamphetamine bust at Inglewood.


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