Another man has been charged by St George Police as part of an ongoing investigation into drug supply in Sydney’s south.
In February 2020, officers from St George Police Area Command’s Drug Unit established Strike Force Nanangroe to investigate the distribution of methamphetamine in the St George and Sutherland areas.
As part of inquiries, two men – aged 34 and 46 – were arrested and charged in April. They remain before the courts.
Last Thursday (Thursday 18 June 2020), strike force investigators – with the assistance of officers from Sutherland Police Area Command, Operation Odin, the Dog Unit, and Australian Border Force – executed four search warrants at Hurstville, Oatley, and Caringbah.
During the searches, investigators seized a semi-automatic pistol, more than $240,000 cash, methylamphetamine, MDMA, GBL and cannabis.
A woman and two men – aged 40 and 60 – were arrested and charged. They also remain before the courts.
Following further inquiries, a 27-year-old man was arrested outside a hotel on Princes Street, Brighton.
He was taken to Kogarah Police Station and charged with supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, participate criminal group contribute criminal activity, supply prohibited drug (between indictable and commercial quantity x2), organises/conducts/assists drug premises and possess identity information to commit indictable offence.
The Hurstville man was refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 23 June 2020).
Anyone with information about drug supply in their community is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.