Police have executed 12 simultaneous search warrants across the state’s South Coast and Sydney as part of a lengthy drug-supply investigation, NSW Police say.
Officers from the Shoalhaven and Far South Coast Local Area Commands teamed up to form Strike Force Idlewild in December last year to proactively investigate drug supply across the two commands.
As a result of these investigations, officers have obtained evidence relating to the supply of methyl-amphetamine, amphetamine, cannabis and MDMA (ecstasy).
About 7.20am today, Strike Force Idlewild investigators, along with officers from the State Protection Group’s Tactical Operations Unit, intercepted what was believed to be a drug transaction in the public car park of the Kendall Cottage Rotary Park, Ulladulla.
Two men were arrested who police will allege in court were in possession of 58 grams of cocaine and 175 grams of methyl-amphetamine.
Shortly after 9am, officers attached to Strike Force Idlewild executed a total of nine search warrants; Five within the Shoalhaven Local Area Command (at Ulladulla, Burrill Lake and Worrigee), and four in the Far South Coast Local Area Command (Batemans Bay, Moruya, Surfside and Catalina).
Officers from State Crime Command’s Strike Force Raptor also assisted in executing three warrants in Sydney at Prospect, Elizabeth Hills, and Hoxton Park.
As a result of these warrants, currently 10 people have been arrested.
Charges are expected and further arrests are anticipated over coming days and weeks.