Mandurah bikie pleads guilty to cash, drugs charges

Mandurah bikie pleads guilty to cash, drugs charges

A man who police allege to be a senior member of the Mongrel Mob gang, has pleaded guilty to possessing nearly $70,000 of unlawfully obtained cash and a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply. 

Grantito Eduard Chacone, 36, appeared in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday, via video link from Hakea Prison.

Police prosecutor Nev Palmer told the court $69,100 worth of cash was found in the man’s Halls Head property on August 22, 2018, but did not specify the amount of drugs.

In a police statement released in August, the Gang Crime Squad said about 380 grams of methylamphetamine was found during a raid. 

Chacone’s lawyer Trent Petherick told the court his client had no psychiatric issues.

Magistrate Anne Longden ordered a pre-sentence report and remanded Chacone to appear in the Perth District Court, on November 16, 2018, for sentencing.