POLICE have arrested and charged two men following a drug operation in the Monaro Local Area Command.
In June 2015, officers from Monaro Local Area Command commenced an investigation into the illegal supply of drugs in the alpine area.
Two men aged 24 and 25 were arrested in a carpark at Bullocks Flat about 2pm on Thursday, by officers from Monaro, and assisted by the Tactical Operations Unit and Drug Detection Support Group.
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Police will allege the men were responsible for the supply of prohibited drugs over a period of time including a large commercial quantity of MDMA (ecstasy), a commercial quantity of cocaine, and quantity of ‘Ice’.
Both men have been refused bail and are due to appear at Queanbeyan Local Court on Friday 4 September.
Superintendent Rod Smith, Commander of Monaro Local Area Command, said police have focused on drug supply in the alpine area of the Snowy Mountains and has involved a number of operations, and covert operations.
“(Thursday) saw the arrest of two men who police will allege in court supplied a large quantity of drugs, being ecstasy, MDMA, cocaine and Ice, and we are pleased to say the drugs are off the street,” Supt Smith said.
“The State Crime Command has assisted us down here in Jindabyne on previous operations resulting in the arrest and charging of a 40-year-old man with supplying a commercial quantity of MDMA.”
“We have also run various operations with NSW Police Drug Dogs, and ongoing good police work has resulted in over 70 people being detected with drugs. We know there are drugs being used in this area and we are taking this very seriously,” Supt Smith said.
“We have also had success running similar operations in Wagga Wagga and the Shoalhaven areas in recent months with all operations proving very successful.
“This should be a reminder to everyone that this is a combined effort between police and the community. People who see something suspicious, or suspect illegal drug activity may be happening in their area, they should contact their local police.
“Communities don’t need to put up with this activity, let your local officers know. This can also be done anonymously or by calling Triple Zero (000)” he said.