19 June 2020

Two facing court for multiple offences after incident in Palmerston

| My Gungahlin
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A 35-year-old Palmerston man and a 20-year-old Higgins man will faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday 5 May for forcible confinement, blackmail, drug and property related offences.

Police will allege that on Sunday 9 April 2017, the men forcibly confined and blackmailed a man at an address in Palmerston over a number of hours.

An extensive investigation was undertaken by Criminal Investigation detectives who yesterday (4 May), executed a search warrant at an address in Palmerston.

During the warrant, investigators also seized a trafficable quantity of MDMA, 160 grams of cannabis and a sum of cash.

The men were arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House.

The men will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.

The 35-year-old man is facing charges including forcible confinement, blackmail – obtain gain, traffic in controlled drug other than cannabis, traffic in trafficable quantity of cannabis and unlawful possession of stolen property.

The 20-year-old man is facing charges including forcible confinement, blackmail – obtain a gain and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Investigations are ongoing.

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