Police have arrested a further eight people this morning as part of an ongoing investigation into the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine and heroin in Sydney’s south west.
In December 2018, officers from Wetherill Park Region Enforcement Squad (RES) established Strike Force Dewed to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs within the South West Metropolitan Region.
Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators executed five search warrants at homes in Bass Hill, Fairfield East, Villawood, Guilford West and Canley Heights earlier today (Tuesday 2 July 2019).
Upon entry at the home in Bass Hill, two of the occupants – a 36-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman – allegedly threatened police with knives.
The pair were arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station.
Two men – aged 52 and 36, a 15-year-old girl, a 36-year-old woman, and two 35-year-old women were also arrested at the property and taken to Bankstown and Fairfield Police Stations.
So far during the searches, officers have seized two knives, cash and prohibited drugs.
Today’s operation follows the arrest of three people – two men and one woman – on Thursday 31 January 2019. They were charged with serious drug-related offences and remain before the courts.
Inquiries are continuing, and charges are expected to be laid.
Anyone with information about the supply and distribution of prohibited drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.