Eleven charged over ‘ice’ supply, NSW

Police have charged 11 people following a number of search warrants in Sydney’s inner-west today as part of Operation Boyla, NSW Police say.

Operation Boyla, comprising officers from Leichhardt Local Area Command, was established in February to target the alleged supply of ‘ice’.

About 7am today, local police – with assistance from specialist units including Operational Support Group (OSG), Redfern and Surry Hills Region Enforcement Squads and the Dog Unit, executed six search warrants in Camperdown, Leichhardt and Rosebery.

While searching the properties, police allegedly located amounts of ‘ice’, cannabis and heroin, ammunition, cash and property suspected of being stolen, all of which has been seized and will undergo further forensic examination.

A total of 11 people were arrested during the operation, and all have since been charged. The charges include:

A 69-year-old man was arrested following a search warrant at a unit block on Pyrmont Bridge Road at Camperdown. He was charged with supply prohibited drugs on ongoing basis and five counts of supply prohibited drug. He appeared at Central Local Court today and was refused bail to reappear at the same court tomorrow.

Also arrested within other units in the same Camperdown complex were:

– A 25-year-old man, who has been charged with supply prohibited drugs ongoing basis, five counts of supply prohibited drug, and three counts of possess prohibited drug. He appeared at Central Local Court today and was granted conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday 6 October 2016.

– A 42-year-old man who was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for possess prohibited drug. He will appear in Downing Centre Local Court on Friday 2 September 2016.

– A 56-year-old man who was charged with supply prohibited drugs ongoing basis, five counts of supply prohibited drug, possess identity information and possess ammunition. He was refused bail to appear at Newtown Local Court tomorrow.

– A 31-year-old man who was charged with possess housebreaking implements, possess identity information, and goods in custody. He appeared at Newtown Local Court today and was refused bail to reappear at the same court on Tuesday 16 August 2016.

– A 42-year-old woman, who was charged with supply prohibited drugs ongoing basis, two counts of supply prohibited drug, four counts of supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity), and an outstanding warrant. She appeared at Newtown Local Court today and was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court on Thursday 6 October 2016.

– A 48-year-old woman who was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for possess prohibited drug. She will appear at a Sydney court at a future date.

– A 21-year-old woman who was charged with an outstanding warrant. She appeared at Newtown Local Court today.

In addition, a 57-year-old man was arrested after a search warrant was executed at an apartment block on Beeson Street, Leichhardt. He was charged with three counts of supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity), supply prohibited drug, and two counts of possess prohibited drug. He was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court tomorrow.

A 31-year-old woman was also arrested following the search of her Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, home. She was later charged with supply prohibited drug (three counts), possess prohibited drug (three counts), deal with property suspected of being proceeds of crime, and possession of equipment for administering drugs. She appeared at Central Local Court today and was refused bail to reappear at the same court on Thursday 6 October 2016.

A 52-year-old man was also later arrested. He was charged with supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity) and refused bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court tomorrow.

Operation Boyla comes as the state-wide ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign – targeting criminals who are manufacturing and suppling ‘ice’ – continues across NSW.

The campaign – funded by the Commonwealth Government – is currently being held in 21 Local Area Commands (LACs) across the state.

It runs in each LAC for two weeks, during which police and Crime Stopers.

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