Police lay charges in strike force drug investigation at Nowra

Five people have been charged following an investigation into the supply of illicit drugs on the state’s South Coast.

In June 2020, Strike Force Splinter was established by South Coast Police District to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs, specifically methylamphetamine, in the Nowra area.

Following an extensive investigation, strike force investigators – with the assistance of the South East Region Enforcement Squad and Dog Unit – executed search warrants at three homes in Nowra, Culburra and Bomaderry earlier today (Friday 23 October 2020).

The police operation commenced about 6am, with three men and two women arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station.

During the searches, officers seized cash, drugs, a BMW sedan, property believed to be stolen, jewellery and prohibited weapon.

All items seized during the operation will undergo forensic examination.

  • An 18-year-old Bomaderry man was charged with an outstanding arrest warrant;
  • A 30-year-old Culburra woman was charged with participate criminal group, supply prohibited drug (x3), owner/occupier knowingly allow use as drug premises, deal with property proceeds of crime (x2), possess prohibited restricted substance (x2), possess unregistered firearm, and possess prohibited weapon.
  • A 31-year-old Culburra man was charged with participate criminal group, supply prohibited drug (x6) and supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis;
  • A 34-year-old Nowra woman was charged with participate criminal group (x2), supply prohibited drug (x2), possess prohibited weapon and deal with property proceeds of crime (x2); and
  • A 39-year-old man was charged with contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO.

All five were refused bail to appear in Nowra Local Court today (Friday 23 October 2020).

Investigations are continuing.

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