Nine charged over drug operation in NSW

Nine people have been charged following a major drug bust in New South Wales.

Strike Force Idlewild launched their investigation into the drug supply operation in December last year.

Officers found evidence they may have been the supplying methyl-amphetamine, amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine and MDMA (ecstasy).


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About 7.20am on Tuesday, Strike Force Idlewild investigators, along with officers from the State Protection Group’s Tactical Operations Unit, intercepted what was believed to be a drug transaction in the public car park of the Kendall Cottage Rotary Park, Ulladulla.

Two men were arrested, who police will allege were in possession of 58 grams of cocaine and 175 grams of methyl-amphetamine.

Shortly after 9am, police executed nine search warrants; five within the Shoalhaven Local Area Command, and four in the Far South Coast Local Area Command.

Officers from State Crime Command’s Strike Force Raptor also assisted in executing three warrants in Sydney at Prospect, Elizabeth Hills, and Hoxton Park.

As a result of these warrants, a total of nine people have been a charged.

A 23-year-old man from Hoxton Park has been charged with numerous offences including supply prohibited drug of a large commercial quantity, supply prohibited drug of a commercial quantity, supply prohibited drug of indictable quantity (x8), and supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis.

A 25-year-old man from Prospect has been charged with take part in supply prohibited drug and refuse/fail to comply with direction.

A 51-year-old man from Batemans Bay has been charged with numerous offences including supply prohibited drug, take part in supply prohibited drug (x3), possess prohibited drug, goods suspected stolen in premises, and deal with property suspected proceeds of crime.

A 31-year-old man from Moruya has been charged with numerous offences including supply a prohibited drug (x3), and supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis.

They have all been refused bail and will appear at Bega Local Court today (Wednesday 18 May 2016).

A 39-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman from Worrigee have each been charged with multiple counts of supply a prohibited drug and take part in supply a prohibited drug.

They have been granted conditional bail to appear at Nowra Local Court on Monday 6 June 2016.

Two men – aged 36 and 52 – from Ulladulla have each been charged with multiple counts of supply prohibited drug.

A 38-year-old man from Burrill Lake has been charged with supply a prohibited drug (x4) and supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis.

They have been granted conditional bail to appear at Milton Local Court on Thursday.

More charges are expected to be laid in coming days and weeks.