Two men will appear in court today charged following an ongoing investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs across Western Sydney.
In April 2019, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad established Strike Force Ilett to investigate a criminal group involved in the supply of prohibited drugs, mainly methylamphetamine, in Sydney’s west.
Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a 23-year-old man at Blacktown Police Station just after 8pm yesterday (Monday 2 March 2020).
A short time later, officers executed two search warrants at a home in Lethbridge Park and a unit in Quakers Hill.
During the searches, officers seized mobile phones and prohibited drugs believed to be cocaine, methylamphetamine and MDMA.
A 29-year-old man was arrested at the Lethbridge Park home and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station.
He was charged with knowingly/recklessly direct criminal group assist crime, supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), and take part supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity).
Police will allege in court that the man was involved in directing the supply of methylamphetamine between June and October 2019.
He was refused bail to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court today (Tuesday 3 March 2020).
The younger man was charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), and knowingly/recklessly direct criminal group assist crime.
It will be alleged the man was involved in the supply of more than 1kg of methylamphetamine between April and October 2019.
The Quakers Hills man was refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court today.
Investigations under Strike Force Ilett are continuing.
Anyone with information about the supply of prohibited drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.