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Four charged after 1kg of cocaine and $330,000 cash seized - Organised Crime Squad

Tuesday, 01 June 2021 09:26:47 AM

Organised Crime Squad detectives have charged four men after seizing nearly 1.1kg of cocaine and $330,000 cash during a police operation in Sydney yesterday.

Last month, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad commenced an investigation into the activities of an alleged criminal syndicate involved in the supply of prohibited drugs – mainly cocaine – across Sydney.

Following extensive investigations, officers arrested a 59-year-old man during a vehicle stop at Austral just after 12pm yesterday (Monday 31 May 2021).

In a subsequent search of the vehicle, detectives seized $10,000 cash and nearly 1.1kg of cocaine, with an estimated potential street value of $330,000.

A short time later, officers arrested a 40-year-old man at Carpenter Street, St Marys, and a 56-year-old man at Mactier Street, Narrabeen.

Two search warrants were subsequently executed at homes at Austral and Narrabeen from 2pm.

During the search at Narrabeen, officers seized $320,000 cash, mobile phones and further electronic devices.

Investigators arrested a 47-year-old man and seized two replica pistols, prohibited drugs, steroids and electronic devices during the search at Austral.

The 59-year-old Queensland man was taken to Liverpool Police Station and charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), deal with property proceeds of crime and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime. He was refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court today (Tuesday 1 June 2021).

The 56-year-old Narrabeen man was taken to Manly Police Station and charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime. He was refused bail to appear at Manly Local Court today.

The 40-year-old St Clair man was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity). He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

The 47-year-old Austral man was taken to Liverpool Police Station and charged with two counts of possess unauthorised pistol. He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Tuesday 22 June 2021.

Investigations by the Organised Crime Squad are continuing.

Anyone with information relating to the supply of illicit 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.