Criminal Groups Squad detectives have charged a man following a six-month investigation into a sophisticated ongoing drug supply network in Sydney’s West.
Earlier this year, detectives attached to the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Task Force Erebus commenced Strike Force Betta, in relation to the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old man at Greenacre in April 2022.
As part of ongoing investigations, detectives uncovered an alleged ongoing drug syndicate, supplying methylamphetamine in Western Sydney.
As a result, detectives from the Criminal Groups Squad established Strike Force Olphert to investigate the drug supply network.
Following extensive investigations, Strike Force Olphert officers – assisted by the Raptor Squad – executed a search warrant at a home in Punchbowl about 6am today (Thursday 24 November 2022).
During the warrant, police seized almost $25,000 cash, four luxury brand watches, steroids, and drug paraphernalia. All items will undergo further forensic examination.
A 43-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Bankstown Police Station.
He was charged with 37 offences including seven counts of supply large commercial quantity prohibited drug, six counts of deal with property proceeds of crime, and one count each of recklessly deal with proceeds of crime, and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.
He was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court later today.
Investigations under Strike Force Olphert and Task Force Erebus are continuing.
Anyone with information into the supply and distribution of illicit drugs is urged to 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.