Alleged drug operation at brothel dismantled – Strike Force Kilday

A six-month investigation has led to the arrest of four people and the seizure of drugs and cash from a brothel in Sydney’s north.

In March this year, Kuring Gai Police Area Command established Strike Force Kilday to investigate an alleged drug distribution operation in the Hornsby area.

About 12pm on Friday 13 September 2019, police executed a search warrant at a registered brothel on George Street, Hornsby.

During the search, investigators seized cash, methylamphetamine, heroin and cannabis from multiple rooms.

Four people were arrested and taken to Hornsby Police Station.

A 28-year-old man, from Strathfield, was charged with four counts of supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity), participate in a criminal group, possess prohibited drug, and be found on drug premises.

A 45-year-old woman, from Wahroonga, was charged with participate in a criminal group, owner/occupier knowingly use as drug premises, be found on drug premises, and possess prescribed restricted substance.

They both appeared at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday 14 September 2019 and were refused bail. The woman is due to appear at Hornsby Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 17 September 2019) and the man on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

A 49-year-old woman from Cromer was charged with supply prohibited drug and be found on drug premises.

A 34-year-old woman from Hornsby was charged with possess prohibited drug and be found on drug premises.

They were both granted conditional bail to appear at Hornsby Local Court on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Police will allege that a sophisticated drug distribution network operated out of the brothel, where sex workers were utilised to sell prohibited substances.

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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