Two more arrests as part of ongoing investigation into supply of 'ice' - Strike Force Ethne

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 01:41:46 PM

Two women with links to the Hell Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of ice.

In June 2020, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad established Strike Force Ethne to investigate a criminal syndicate involved in the supply of illicit drugs – mainly methylamphetamine (ice).

Last month, four men - aged 28, 34 and two 32-year-olds and a 31-year-old woman – were arrested and charged for their alleged roles in the criminal group. Their matters remain before the courts.

Subsequent search warrants that were executed as part of the investigation resulted in the seizure of firearms, prohibited weapons, cash and various prescription and prohibited drugs including more than 1kg of methylamphetamine (ice), with an estimated potential street value of $550,000.

Following further inquiries, two women – aged 59 and 50 – were arrested outside Liverpool Local Court about 5.10pm yesterday (Tuesday 9 March 2021).

The pair were taken to Liverpool Police Station where they were both charged with participate in a criminal group, with the older woman also charged with the additional offences of possess prohibited drug and supply prohibited drug.

Police will allege that both women contributed to the profits made by the criminal group through illicit activity.

Both women were bail refused to appear at Liverpool Local Court today (Wednesday 10 March 2020).

Investigations under Strike Force Ethne are continuing.

Anyone with information about the activities of criminal networks, including 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.