Police charge man after supplying firearms to criminal syndicate at Wellington

A man will face court today over his alleged role in the activities of a criminal syndicate involved in the supply of firearms across Sydney.

Earlier this year, detectives from the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad uncovered a sophisticated criminal network involved in large-scale drug and firearm supply, which was operating out of Sydney’s south-west, as part of investigations into unsolved serious and organised crimes across NSW.

In May, investigators arrested a 38-year-old man, the alleged director of this criminal group, who was also charged with multiple drug and firearms-related offences. He remains before the court.

Following further inquiries, detectives arrested a 35-year-old man at a correctional facility at Wellington about 10.45am yesterday (Monday 19 October 2020).

He was charged with three counts of supply prohibited firearm to unauthorised person and three counts of supply firearm to person unauthorised to possess it.

Police will allege in court that the man negotiated the sale of firearms to the criminal syndicate which included a Glock, a revolver and two shot guns, between October and December 2019.

The man was refused bail to face Wellington Local Court today (Tuesday 20 October 2020).

Anyone with information in relation to criminal activity in their community is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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