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Two charged over drug operation - Strike Force Bravi

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:00:47 PM

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Two men have been charged after police seized drugs with a potential street value of up to $1 million during an operation in Pyrmont yesterday.

Strike Force Bravi was established in May 2017 by officers from the Surry Hills Region Enforcement Squad, to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in and around the Sydney CBD.

As a result of this investigation a larger syndicate was identified.

Following investigations, about 1pm yesterday (Tuesday 12 September 2017), two men, aged 22 and 21, were arrested at hotel on Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont.

Shortly after, a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old teenager were arrested nearby.

The three men and teenager were taken to Surry Hills Police Station.

The 22-year-old man was later taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, where he remains under police guard.

As part of the operation; officers from the Surry Hills Region Enforcement Squad, assisted by the Tactical Operations Unit, executed search warrants at premises in Vaucluse, Surry Hills, Cabramatta and Wakeley.

A number of items were seized including;

- A replica firearm;

- A NSW Police reflective jacket;

- Over a kilogram of MDMA;

- Two kilograms of Methylamphetamine;

- One litre of GHB;

- Cocaine;

- Heroin;

- A sawn-off rifle;

- Ammunition and;

- Cash.

The 21-year-old man and 19-year-old man have both been charged with supply large commercial quantity of drug and other drug-related offences.

They have been refused bail and will appear before Central Local Court today (Wednesday 13 September 2017).

The 17-year-old teenager has been released without charge pending further inquiries.

Inquiries are ongoing and further arrests are expected.