Four charged over drug and fraud offences in Sydney

Four people have been charged over a range of fraud and drug offences in Sydney, NSW Police say.

Yesterday morning (Thursday 2 November 2017), a 40-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman were arrested at Harbourside Shopping Centre after they were reported acting suspiciously at a nearby unit block on Murray Street.

During the arrest of the man, police allegedly located a number of fraudulent credit cards and approximately 79 grams of the drug GBL.

Police subsequently executed a search warrant at an apartment on Murray Street, Pyrmont, where three further persons were arrested, including a 19-year-old woman, a 27-year-old man, a 28-year-old man.

During the search warrant, police allegedly located over 200 cards associated with fraudulent activities including credit cards stolen through mail theft, cloned credit cards, fraudulent drivers licences, a large number of blank and fraudulently completed cheques, a number of laptop computers, tablets and mobile phones and 5.5 grams of the drug ‘ice’.

Also seized was a bolt gun/firearm with barrel and a round of ammunition.

The 40-year-old man was charged with possess identity to commit indictable offence (x3); dishonestly obtain financial advantage/property (x4); supply prohibited drug over indictable quantity; possess prohibited drug; and two outstanding warrants were executed.

The 19-year-old woman was charged with possess prohibited drug (x2).

The 27-year-old man was charged with an outstanding warrant relating to fraud offences.

The 28-year-old man was charged with goods in custody and an outstanding warrant relating to fraud offences.

All four persons were refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Friday 3 November 2017).

The 41-year-old woman was released without charge however inquiries continue.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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