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Multi-agency operation underway across Sydney

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:16:30 AM

A multi-agency operation is underway to dismantle a NSW-based drug trafficking syndicate.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad commenced an investigation in December 2016 following reports of an extortion involving members of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG).

Their inquiries revealed a significant drug supply network, which included plans for a large-scale importation of border controlled drugs.

As a result of further investigations, a shipping container was intercepted at Port Botany last Saturday (24 June 2017). The consignment was examined by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers and specialist forensic officers from Australian Federal Police (AFP), and more than a tonne of ephedrine was seized.

Following extensive investigations, police from NSWPF, assisted by AFP and ABF, commenced an operation across Sydney and in the ACT, about 7am today (Wednesday 28 June 2017), which includes the execution of more than 20 simultaneous search warrants and numerous arrests.

More to come...