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Police arrest one of NSW's 'most wanted' - SCC Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad

Monday, 26 June 2017 12:50:06 PM

One of NSW Police Force’s most wanted has been arrested in the state’s Hunter Region.

In August 2016, NSW Police Force teamed up with Crime Stoppers Australia for Operation Roam, a nationwide campaign that promotes the exchange of information, regarding wanted people, between policing jurisdictions across Australia.

In 2016, Crime Stoppers compiled a list of 19 wanted people, including three men who are wanted by NSW Police Force.

The details of a 41-year-old man were circulated as wanted by detectives from State Crime Command’s Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad (MEOCS) over alleged drug-related offences and directing a criminal group.

He was granted bail over the alleged offences in 2014, and failed to comply with the conditions. A warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest.

Following extensive inquiries, police from MEOCS arrested the now 42-year-old man at Nelson Bay just before 11.30am today (Monday 26 June 2017).

He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station, where he will be charged with the arrest warrant. It is expected he will appear at court later today.

Information about NSW Police Force’s most wanted is available online:

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to NSW’s most wanted to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.