Police arrest four over drug and firearm offences at Bankstown

Four men have been arrested following ongoing investigations into drug supply and firearm offences in Sydney’s south-west.

In May 2020, detectives attached to Bankstown Police Area Command established Strike Force Polar to investigate drug supply and manufacture and firearm offences.

As part of inquiries, detectives executed a search warrant at a home in Saltash Street, Yagoona, on Wednesday 28 April 2021,

Police seized four firearms, two revolvers and two pistols, along with ammunition and 2.27kg of cocaine, 250g of methylamphetamine, 5.27g of MDMA and 3.86g of heroin.

These items were forensically examined, with one of the pistols linked to a public place shooting at Yagoona on Monday 12 April 2021.

With the assistance of officers from South West Metro OSG and the Raptor Squad, detectives from SF Polar executed three search warrants in relation to the seized items, just after 7am today (Thursday 15 July 2021).

Two men, aged 36 and 30, were arrested at separate Punchbowl homes and a 23-year-old man was arrested at a Chester Hill home. A 37-year-old man was later arrested at a Canterbury home about 11.40am.

All four men were taken to Bankstown Police Station where they remain in custody.

Inquiries continue.

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