Strike Force Raptor South charge man in drug supply investigation

Strike Force Raptor South have charged a man as they continue to investigate the manufacture and supply of drugs on the state’s south coast.

In April 2019, the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor South established Strike Force Brechin to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Illawarra region.

During a proactive patrol, strike force investigators stopped four men, one of whom was urinating, near a hotel in Market Street, Wollongong, just before 11.30pm yesterday (Thursday 9 May 2019).

Officers searched a 21-year-old man and located 50 capsules of MDMA and cash. These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.

He was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station, where he was charged with supply prohibited drug.

The man was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday 4 June 2019.

Investigations under Strike Force Brechin are continuing.

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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