A man will appear in court today charged after police seized prohibited drugs, more than $80,000 in cash, and ammunition from two properties in Sydney’s west.
In December 2019, officers from the Police Transport Command established Strike Force Leedham to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs across Western Sydney.
Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators executed a search warrant at a business in Main Street, Blacktown, about 9am yesterday (Thursday 18 June 2020).
During a search of the business, police located synthetic cannabis, cannabis, drug paraphernalia, and tobacco and cigarettes believed to have been illegally imported.
A short time later, a second search warrant was executed at a home on Ellam Drive, Seven Hills, where investigators located $80,000 cash, 325 cartons of cigarettes believed to have been illegally imported, cannabis, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and documentation.
These items were all seized to undergo forensic examination.
A 44-year-old man was arrested outside the Blacktown business. He was searched, where police seized $1900 cash and a mobile phone.
He was taken to Blacktown Police Station, where he was charged with seven counts of supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, owner/occupier knowingly allow use as drug premises, and deal with proceeds of crime.
The Seven Hills man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Friday 19 June 2020).
Investigations under Strike Force Leedham are continuing.
Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Leedham investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.