Two men and a woman have been charged with numerous offences following an investigation into drug supply in Sydney’s south-west, NSW Police say.
In February 2016, police from State Crime Command’s Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad established Strike Force Margaretta to investigate the supply of heroin in Sydney.
As part of the investigation, officers were also making inquiries into the use of counterfeit currency, and breaking of cash boxes at car wash facilities.
Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators, with the assistance of the Public Order & Riot Squad and South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad, executed two search warrants at homes in Edmonson Park and Villawood yesterday today.
Officers located and seized a replica firearm, mobile phones, jewellery, cash, and a crystal substance, believed to be illicit drugs.
Two men, aged 41 and 37, and a 43-year-old woman were arrested at the Edmonson Park home, and taken to Liverpool Police Station.
The 41-year-old man was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, two counts of larceny, possess counterfeit currency, utter counterfeit money knowing it be counterfeit, dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception, and drive whilst disqualified.
He was refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court later today tomorrow.
The 37-year-old man was charged with eight counts of larceny.
He has been granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday 31 August 2016.
The woman was charged with an outstanding warrant relating to traffic offences.
She was refused bail and appeared at Liverpool Local Court yesterday.
Investigations under Strike Force Margaretta are continuing.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.