Mohammed Charif Oueida charged over Perth meth bust

An underworld figure who once survived a gangland shooting in Melbourne has been charged following a dramatic drug bust in Perth’s northern suburbs.

Police raided a Ballajura home Thursday morning, allegedly seizing cash and 14kg of meth carrying a street value of about $14 million.

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It is alleged the drugs were discovered in a duffle bag, with $10,000 cash and encrypted phones also found.

Vision of the bust was released by police on Friday, with the footage showing the moments Transnational Serious and Organised Crime Squad detectives swooped.

More cash, over $114,000, and cannabis were discovered when further search warrants were executed in Mirrabooka and Ellenbrook, authorities said.

“This is a significant quantity of drugs that would have resulted in a lot of harm in the community,” Assistant Police Commissioner Tony Longhorn said.

Authorities have made a significant drug and cash seizure in Perth’s north. Credit: WA Police
Assistant Police Commissioner Tony Longhorn said the investigation is ongoing. Credit: WA Police

Underworld figure Mohammed Charif Oueida had been bailed to the Ballajura address and has now been charged with possessing a trafficable amount of meth with intent to sell or supply and possessing stolen or unlawfully obtained property.

Oueida, a former Comanchero bikie who survived being targeted in a gangland shooting at a Melbourne mosque in 2017, has been remanded in custody and is due back in court in July.

A 49-year-old Ellenbrook man is accused of being a delivery driver in the operation and is facing five charges.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and have not ruled out further arrests.

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