A further two men have been charged as investigations continue into the supply of prohibited drugs across the state’s Western Region.
In late 2019, officers from Chifley Police District established Strike Force Resche to investigate a criminal network allegedly involved in the supply of prohibited drugs – mainly cocaine – from Sydney to the Bathurst area.
As part of ongoing inquiries, Strike Force Resche detectives arrested a 23-year-old man during a vehicle stop at Bathurst about 11.15am on Wednesday (28 July 2021).
The man taken to Bathurst Police Station and charged with 59 drug-related offences.
He appeared at Lithgow Local Court yesterday (Thursday 29 July 2021), where he was formally refused bail to appear at Bathurst Local Court on Wednesday 4 August 2021.
Following further investigations, officers attached to Murrumbidgee Criminal Investigation Unit arrested a 31-year-old man at Griffith about 4pm yesterday (Thursday 29 July 2021).
The man was taken to Griffith Police Station and charged with four counts of supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity), affray, deal with proceeds of crime, and participate in a criminal group.
He appeared at Griffith Local Court today (Friday 30 July 2021), where he was formally refused bail to reappear at Bathurst Local Court on Wednesday 4 August 2021.
To date, 25 people have been charged under Strike Force Resche.