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Eight charged across Sydney over alleged role in cocaine syndicate

Thursday, 26 August 2021 04:50:40 PM

Police have today charged five men, two women and a teenage boy over their alleged involvement in supplying cocaine and other drugs across Sydney.

In April this year, detectives from South Sydney Police Area Command established Strike Force Spex to investigate the supply of cocaine and prescription drugs by a syndicate operating across Sydney.

Following extensive investigations, police executed simultaneous search warrants at homes in Chester Hill, Bankstown, Georges Hall, Revesby and Punchbowl about 6.00am today (Thursday 26 August 2021).

Police arrested a 32-year-old man at Chester Hill, two men and a boy – aged 30, 18 and 17 – at Bankstown, a 28-year-old man at Georges Hall, and a woman and man – both aged 26 – in Punchbowl.

During the searches of the homes, detectives seized cash, electronics and drugs, including cocaine, steroids, prohibited prescription drugs, and GBL.

The items will undergo forensic analysis.

The seven arrested were taken to Bankstown Police Station.

About 12.10pm today (Thursday 26 August 2021), a 24-year-old woman was arrested at Newtown Police Station.

The 32-year-old man was charged with five counts of indictable supply, two counts of deal with proceeds of crime, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, knowingly direct criminal group, recruit child to carry out/assist criminal activity, and not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9.

The 30-year-old man was charged with indictable supply, knowingly direct criminal group, and deal with proceeds of crime.

The 26-year-old man was charged with supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, five counts of indictable supply, knowingly direct criminal group, recruit child to carry out/assist criminal activity, and deal with proceeds of crime.

The 28-year-old man was charged with indictable supply, knowingly direct activities of criminal group, deal with proceeds of crime, and possess steroids.

The 18-year-old man was charged with deal with proceeds of crime, indictable supply, participate criminal group, and supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis.

The 17-year-old boy was charged with deal with proceeds of crime, indictable supply, participate criminal group, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis.

The 24-year-old woman was charged with supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, participate criminal group, indictable supply, and not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9.

The 26-year-old woman was charged with two counts of indictable supply, and granted conditional bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Thursday 16 September.

The other adults were refused bail and are expected to appear at Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Friday 27 August 2021).

The teenager is also expected to appear before a children’s court tomorrow.

Twelve people have now been charged as part of investigations under Strike Force Spex.