55 people charged in major cocaine crackdown in Sydney

55 people have been charged with a range of offences after a major police operation targeting the supply of cocaine across Sydney.

Investigations took place on six nights over three weeks in May, and involved officers from Surry Hills, Sydney City, Kings Cross, Eastern Suburbs and Eastern Beaches Police Area Commands, and the Dog Unit.

More than 290 grams of cocaine, 13 grams of MDMA, 110 grams of cannabis and $63,000 cash were seized during the operation, which targeted vehicles.


28 people were charged with drug supply and 27 people were charged with drug possession.

Among those picked up were two women, aged 26 and 30, who alleged had $22,000 in envelopes hidden in the glove box and boot when they were pulled over in Bondi. Officers also allegedly seized cocaine and cannabis in a hidden compartment, mobile phones and documents.

Two men, 35 and 38, were also stopped in Bondi allegedly in possessions of more than 31 grams of cocaine and more than 11 grams of MDMA.

A 25-year-old woman was also stopped in the same area and found to have been in possession of 35 grams of cocaine.

Redfern Region Enforcement Squad Commander, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Bell, said the arrests are testament to the hard work of police.

“Strike Force Northrop detectives will continue to investigate and target those in the community that continue to participate in illegal drug-related activity,” Det Ch Insp Bell said.

“These illicit substances are incredibly dangerous, and we will do everything we can to remove them from the streets of Sydney.

“Police do not want to see any more drug-related deaths and it is disappointing to see so many people putting other’s lives at risk through the sale and distribution of these drugs.

“If anyone in the community has information about the supply of prohibited drugs, please contact Crime Stoppers immediately,” Det Ch Insp Bell said.