Strike Force Raptor North charge sixth person in large-scale drug supply investigation

Strike Force Raptor North have charged a woman over her alleged role in a large-scale drug supply syndicate in the Newcastle and the Hunter regions.

In November 2018, the Criminal Group Squad’s Strike Force Raptor North commenced an investigation into the large commercial supply of methylamphetamine and MDMA in the Port Stephens/Hunter and Newcastle City Police Districts.

During the course of the investigation, Strike Force Raptor North investigators have charged four men – aged 21, 28, 35, and 40 – and a 19-year-old woman. They remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 60-year-old woman was arrested at a home at Aberglasslyn just after 10am today (Wednesday 15 May 2019).

She was taken to Maitland Police Station, where she was charged with supply greater than commercial quantity of prohibited drug.

Police will allege in court that the woman was involved in the transportation of up to 2000 MDMA tablets.

The woman was refused bail and appeared at Maitland Local Court today, where she was formally refused bail to appear before the same court on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

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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