Fifth person charged after Penrith RES investigation into cocaine syndicate

Penrith RES investigators have charged a fifth person following an investigation into an alleged ‘Dial-a-Dealer’ syndicate supplying cocaine across Sydney’s north west.

In August 2019, Penrith Region Enforcement Squad (RES) established Strike Force Gundain to investigate and target the supply of cocaine in the North West Metropolitan Region and surrounding suburbs.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators executed three search warrants at units in Granville, Ryde and Carlingford from 6am yesterday (Thursday 12 March 2020).

So far during the investigation, officers have seized more than $115,000 cash, mobile phones, laptops, documentation, a ballistics vest, steroids and equipment consistent with the supply of prohibited drugs.

Officers have also seized more than 1kg of cocaine, more than 2kg of a substance believed to be methylamphetamine and 117g of heroin.

Four men – aged 26, 27, 28 and 32 – were charged and remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, officers attended a home at Dundrum Grove, Kellyville Ridge, and arrested a 23-year-old man about 7.30am today (Friday 13 March 2020).

He was taken to Castle Hill Police Station and charged with six counts of supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.

Police will allege the man was involved in the supply of cocaine through a ‘Dial-a-Dealer’ criminal syndicate.

The man was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Friday 13 March 2020).

Investigations under Strike Force Gundain are continuing.

Anyone with information about the supply of prohibited drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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