FOUR people have been arrested and more than four kilograms of crystal meth seized following a massive police operation across Sydney’s west.
Officers from Strike Force Algebra and the Tactical Operations Unit pounced on two men, aged 23 and 24, in a planned operation at Rosehill on Wednesday afternoon.
The men were allegedly found in possession of two kilograms of methylamphetamine. They were subsequently arrested and taken to Parramatta Police Station for questioning.
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The younger man was charged with two counts of supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drugs, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis and five counts of indictable supply prohibited drugs.
The 24-year-old man was charged with supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drugs and knowingly participate in a criminal group.
Acting on information obtained while questioning the two men, police carried out three simultaneous raids on properties in South Wentworthville and Parramatta.
While searching a George Street unit at Parramatta, officers allegedly found more than 1.7 kilograms of methylamphetamine, more than $10,000 in cash and a stash of ‘burner’ phones.
More than $7000 in cash, capsicum sprays, and an extendable baton were found at a second property in Parramatta, while another $7000 cash and drugs including heroin, cocaine, and opium were found in the Wentworthville raid.
Police say a total of more than four kilograms of meth was seized during the large scale operation. Police say the meth has an estimated street value of $2 million.
A 29-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were arrested during the raids at Parramatta and Wentworthville.
The woman was charged with supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drugs, while the man was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug indictable quantity and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.
All four of those arrested during the operation were refused bail to appear in court today.
Further investigations are continuing and anyone with information about the supply or possession of prohibited drugs is urged to contact their local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.