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Two charged after firearms, cocaine and cash seized as part of ongoing 'Dial-a-Dealer' investigations

Saturday, 10 September 2022 12:32:23 PM

Two men will appear in court today charged as part of ongoing investigations into the supply of cocaine through ‘Dial-a-Dealer’ criminal syndicates operating across Sydney.

In September 2017, detectives attached to the Central Metropolitan South Region Enforcement Squad (RES), established Strike Force Northrop to investigate and target the ongoing supply of cocaine within the Greater Sydney region.

As part of ongoing investigations, strike force investigators arrested two men – aged 22 and 21 – in a unit and underground carpark on Lusty Street, Wolli Creek, about 3.15pm yesterday (Friday 9 September 2022).

A search warrant was executed at the unit, where police seized two pistols, ammunition, hand cuffs, $63,500 cash, 737g of cocaine, 515g of MDMA and electronic devices.

The items will undergo further examination.

The men were taken to Kogarah Police Station and charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial supply), supply prohibited drug (commercial supply), supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, two counts of possess unauthorised firearm, two counts of possess ammunition, five counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon with permit, found on/entering/leaving drug premises, deal with proceeds of crime and participate criminal group.

The pair were refused bail to appear before Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 10 September 2022).

Investigations under Strike Force Northrop are ongoing.

Anyone with information about the supply of prohibited drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.