Liverpool City detectives have arrested and charged three alleged principals of a major drug supply racket operating in Sydney’s south-west, NSW Police say.
In October 2018, the Liverpool City Police Area Command formed Strike Force Strontian to investigate the commercial supply of prohibited drugs within the local area.
Following two months of investigations, detectives, with the assistance of the Bass Hill Region Enforcement Squad (RES) and the Public Order and Riot Squad (PORS), arrested a 33-year-old Miller man in a local car park.
A 73-year-old man was also arrested at the scene.
He was later released without charge, pending further investigations.
Officers then executed search warrants on properties in Polworth Avenue, Miller; Corriedale Avenue, Miller; Strickland Avenue, Ashcroft; and Sanderling Street, Hinchinbrook, arresting two other men.
It is alleged police located indictable quantities of methylamphetamines, cocaine and cannabis during the searches as well as prohibited weapons such as stun guns, knuckle dusters and flick knives.
The Miller man was charged with supply prohibited drug, eight counts of supply prohibited drug (Indictable), two counts of supply prohibited drug (Commercial), resist police and participate criminal group – contribute criminal activity.
A 33-year-old Ashcroft man was charged with supply prohibited drug, nine counts of supply prohibited drug (Indictable), supply prohibited drug (Commercial), supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis and participate criminal group – contribute criminal activity.
A 33-year-old Hinchinbrook man was charged with four counts of supply prohibited drug (Indictable), supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, knowingly direct activities of a criminal group and breaching a Weapons Prohibition Order (WPO).
All three were refused police bail and ordered to appear before the Liverpool Local Court today.
Anyone with information about illegal drug supply is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.