Police charge man over ongoing supply of ‘ice’, GBL – Criminal Groups Squad

Criminal Groups Squad detectives investigating the activities of a Sydney-based organised crime syndicate have charged a man over his alleged role in the supply of methylamphetamine and GBL across Sydney.

In 2019, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad established Strike Force Newnham to investigate the activities of an alleged organised crime syndicate operating across Sydney.

Since that time, strike force detectives have charged 21 people with around 90 offences, and seized numerous firearms, luxury jewellery, illicit drugs, and more than $500,000 cash.

As part of ongoing investigations, police identified a man allegedly involved in the supply of prohibited drugs – namely methylamphetamine and gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) – across Sydney.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives – assisted by officers attached to Raptor Squad – executed two search warrants at homes in Fairfield and Wentworthville from 7am yesterday (Tuesday 16 August 2022).

During subsequent searches, police located and seized eight litres of an unknown liquid believed to GBL, quantities of methylamphetamine, cash, and electronic devices.

All items seized will undergo further forensic examination.

A 54-year-old man was arrested at the Fairfield address and taken to Fairfield Police Station.

He has since been charged with three counts of supply prohibited drug more than commercial quantity, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and supply prohibited drug more than indictable amount.

Police will allege in court the man supplied more than 66 grams of methylamphetamine and five litres of GBL between April and July this year.

The Fairfield man was refused bail and appeared at Fairfield Local Court yesterday, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at the same court today (Wednesday 17 August 2022).

Investigations under Strike Force Newnham continue.

Anyone with information about organised criminal networks and the supply of prohibited drugs should contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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