A WOMAN and two men are behind bars, accused of playing a part in the supply of 480kg of the drug ‘ice’, believed to be from Mexico.
The 32-year-old woman, who is a Mexican National, was arrested as Detectives swooped on Sydney properties on Thursday afternoon.
The Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad, NSW Crime Commission and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission had been investigating the alleged syndicate since March.
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They had established Strike Force Malory to investigate the supply and importation of methamphetamine from overseas.
Following extensive inquiries, investigators arrested the woman at a unit in Burwood, and two men, aged 24 and 22, in Rhodes.
Shortly after, detectives executed three search warrants at units in Rhodes and Liverpool, where they located methylamphetamine, MDMA, a pistol, ammunition, mobile phones and drug paraphernalia.
These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.
The woman and 22-year-old man were slapped with supply charges.
While the 24-year-old man was charged with drug supply, along with weapons charges.
Police will allege in court that the trio had conspired to supply 480kg of methamphetamine, which has an estimated potential street value of $144 million.
All three were refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on Friday.
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