Three further arrests after Tamworth “ice castle” dismantled – Strike Force Radius

Three further people have been charged as a result of investigations into the supply of methylamphetamine (ice) and illegal firearms in the state’s New England region.

In August 2018, detectives from Oxley Police District established Strike Force Radius, with assistance from the Target Action Group and Crime Management Unit, to investigate the supply of illicit drugs and firearms in Tamworth.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested five people – three men and two women – last Wednesday (29 May 2019), who were all charged with serious drug and firearm-related offences. They remain before the courts.

A further man and woman were charged the following day (Thursday 30 May 2019).

As a result of further inquiries, police made three additional arrests.

About 12.40pm yesterday (Tuesday 4 June 2019), police arrested a 34-year-old man on Hasting Drive, Dubbo, and a short time later, a 40-year-old man was arrested on Anthony Road, Tamworth.

They were taken to Dubbo and Tamworth Police Stations respectively.

About 4.45pm (Tuesday 4 June 2019), police arrested a 29-year-old woman in Fairfield. She was taken to Fairfield Police Station.

The 34-year-old man was charged with supply prohibited drug between indictable and commercial quantity. He was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today (Wednesday 5 June 2019).

The 40-year-old man was charged with conspiracy to supply a prohibited firearm. He was refused bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court today (Wednesday 5 June 2019).

The 29-year-old woman was charged with five offences including supply indictable quantity of methylamphetamine, supply commercial quantity of methylamphetamine, supply large commercial quantity of methylamphetamine, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime and participate in criminal group. She was refused bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court today (Wednesday 5 June 2019).

Investigations under Strike Force Radius continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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