Additional charges laid after drug supply investigation – Strike Force Raptor

The Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor have laid six additional charges following an investigation into the commercial supply of prohibited drugs across Sydney.

In June 2018, investigators from the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor commenced an investigation into a criminal group involved in the alleged supply of prohibited drugs and firearms across the state.

During the investigation, police executed a search warrant at a home on Punchbowl Road, Punchbowl, on Tuesday 20 August 2019, where they seized 124 MDMA capsules, cocaine, MDMA powder, $5,700 cash, mobile phones, and clothing.

A 24-year-old man was arrested and charged at the time. He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, the man was arrested at a Silverwater facility about 11.30am yesterday (Wednesday 22 January 2020).

He was charged with supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity x4), supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.

Police will allege in court that the man supplied 700g of MDMA and 280g of methylamphetamine between May and July 2019.

He was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today (Thursday 23 January 2020).

Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.

Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist Strike Force Raptor can report it directly to investigators via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information provided to investigators will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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