Two men have faced court following a substantial drug bust in Morphett Vale, Adelaide where police uncovered a significant amount of drugs and cash, the Advertiser reports.
Pierre Georges, 22, of Morphett Vale and 33-year-old Andreas Alexander Erotocritou of North Brighton are charged with trafficking in large commercial quantity of drugs, money laundering, possessing a prescribed quantity of drugs, equipment and instructions to manufacture a controlled drug.
The Christies Beach Magistrates Court heard on Thursday evening police found methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy tablets, a cocaine press and $26,000 in cash at a Morphett Vale industrial premises rented by a trades company owned by Erotocritou.
“(Police) searched the area and they’ve located a large amount of drugs, money and drug-making equipment,” a police prosecutor said.
“In the office where both (defendants) were located there was a large amount of drugs found in a compartment under the floor, behind a bookcase in the office was a secret alleyway for want of a better word.
“Methamphetamine, approximately 6 kgs was located in a small office in a desk drawer and in a concealed area under the floor another 4 kgs was located, a brick of approximately 1kg of cocaine was located, 150 tablets of ecstasy and $26,000 in cash.”
The court also heard Erotocritou – who had employed Georges just weeks ago – told police all the drugs were his.
Magistrate Susan O’Connor approved a $1000 bail for Georges but the Director of Public Prosecutions will appeal the decision in the Supreme Court.
Ms O’Connor denied bail and remanded Erotocritou in custody. Both defendants will next appear in court in June.