Two men will face court tomorrow charged following a joint-agency investigation into drug trafficking, NSW Police say.
NSW Police Force, Australian Federal Police (AFP), and NSW Crime Commission (NSWCC) commenced an investigation into large-scale drug supply in 2015.
Following extensive inquiries, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad, together with officers from AFP, executed two search warrants at homes at Punchbowl, about 8am today.
During a search of the properties, officers located and seized white powder, believed to be cocaine; cash, drug paraphernalia, packaging materials, mobile phones, and documentation.
A 27-year-old man was arrested at one location and a 30-year old man was arrested at the other home, and taken to Campsie Police Station.
The 27-year-old man was charged with two counts of import a marketable quantity of border control drug (cocaine), three counts of attempting to possess a marketable quantity of border control drug, two counts of fraud, deal with proceeds of crime, and knowingly participate in criminal group.
The 30-year-old man two counts of import a marketable quantity of border control drug (cocaine), three counts of attempting to possess a marketable quantity of border control drug, and knowingly participate in criminal group.
Police will allege the men were involved in the importation of illegal drugs, via airfreight and mail systems from Southern California, USA, to Australia.
Both men have been refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court tomorrow.
Inquiries are continuing.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.