Police raids smash drug ring at Ryde

Police have smashed an alleged drug supply ring, arresting three people during raids at Ryde in Sydney.

Officers from the Ryde Police Area Command established Strike Force Naghi 2 in February this year to investigate the ongoing supply of prohibited drugs in the area.

At 8am yesterday (Wednesday 22 May 2019), strike force officers forced entry to a unit in Pope Street, Ryde.

As they accessed the apartment, they allegedly spotted a 29-year-old woman throw a backpack off the rear balcony into a nearby garden bed.

When police retrieved and opened the backpack, it’s alleged they found numerous clear plastic bags containing MDMA (Ecstasy), Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE), cocaine and heroin.

A further search of the unit allegedly uncovered further drugs along with almost 90-thousand dollars cash.

Police arrested the woman and a 28-year-old man.

The man was taken to the Ryde Police Station where he was charged with six counts of large commercial supply of prohibited drug; two counts of deal with proceeds of crime and one count of domestic violence-related assault.

The woman was taken to the Hornsby Police Station where she was charged with three counts of large commercial supply of prohibited drug and one count of deal with proceeds of crime.

Both were refused police bail and ordered to appear before Burwood Local Court today (Thursday 23 May 2019).

At 9.50am yesterday, the strike force executed a second search warrant on a unit in Devlin Street, Ryde.

A 22-year-old man was arrested leaving the address.

When police entered the apartment, they allegedly found prohibited drugs, a ballistic vest and a range of other items.

Investigators also seized an allegedly stolen 2015 Mercedes AMG CLA-45 coupe.

The man was taken to the Burwood Police Station where he was charged with three counts of assault; affray; deal with proceeds of crime and drive whilst suspended.

He was released on strict conditional bail and ordered to appear in Burwood Local Court on Monday 17 June 2019.

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