Police charge three over conspiracy to supply $144 million of ‘ice’

Detectives have charged three people over their alleged roles in the supply of 480kg of ‘ice’ believed to be from Mexico.

In March 2019, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad, NSW Crime Commission and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, established Strike Force Malory to investigate the supply and importation of methamphetamine from overseas.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators arrested a 32-year-old woman at a unit in Burwood and two men, aged 24 and 22, in Rhodes about 3.45pm yesterday (Thursday 2 May 2019), before all three were taken to Burwood Police Station.

Shortly after, detectives executed three search warrants at units in Rhodes and Liverpool, where they located methylamphetamine, MDMA, a pistol, ammunition, mobile phones and drug paraphernalia.

These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.

The woman, who is a Mexican National, was charged with supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug.

The younger man was charged with two counts of supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug and supply more than indictable quantity of prohibited drug.

The older man was charged with two counts of supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug, supply commercial quantity of prohibited drug, supply more than indictable quantity of prohibited drug, possess unregistered firearm, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit, and possess unauthorised pistol.

Police will allege in court that the trio had conspired to supply 480kg of methamphetamine, which has an estimated potential street value of $144 million.

All three were refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today (Friday 3 May 2019).

Investigations under Strike Force Malory continue.

Anyone with information about drug manufacture, supply and importation 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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