Police charge two after investigation into drug supply – Strike Force Raptor

Two men will appear in court on drug charges as part of an ongoing investigation by Strike Force Raptor detectives.

Earlier this month, a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) was granted for 30-year-old man after police received information, he was allegedly attempting to purchase a firearm.

Following extensive inquiries to locate the man, police attended an apartment complex on Hassall Street, Parramatta on Friday 22 May 2020, where the man’s vehicle was parked.

About 1.15pm that day, a 27-year-old man was stopped by investigators approaching the vehicle.

A subsequent search of the vehicle was conducted where police located and seized cash, a knife, steroids, and 2.9 kilograms of GBL.

The man was arrested and taken to Parramatta Police Station where he was charged with supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity), possess prohibited drug and deal with proceeds of crime.

He appeared before Parramatta Local Court on Saturday 23 May 2020, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at the same court today (Thursday 28 May 2020).

Strike Force Raptor officers located the 30-year-old at a unit in the apartment complex and served him with the FPO.

A search warrant of the apartment was granted and executed where officers located and seized methylamphetamine (ice), heroin and 1 kilogram of GBL.

The man was arrested and also taken to Parramatta Police Station where he was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity).

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 11 August 2020.

Investigations under Strike Force Raptor are continuing.

Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.

Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist Strike Force Raptor can report it directly to investigators via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information provided to investigators will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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