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Charges laid following 'most wanted' arrest - SCC Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad

Monday, 26 June 2017 05:01:39 PM

One of NSW Police Force’s ‘most wanted’ will appear at court tomorrow after being arrested in the state’s Hunter Region this morning.

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 was charged with the arrest warrant.

The man has been refused bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 26 June 2017).