Police investigating the supply of crystal meth in country NSW have swooped on Griffith in the state’s Riverina where they have arrested more than thirteen alleged drug dealers.
More than 100 officers from across the Southern Region, including specialist units, descended on the rural city on Friday morning.
Heavily armed police raided homes, businesses and farms as part of a protracted investigation into the supply of dangerous drugs in the region.
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A total of eight search warrants were executed in the community.
The premises’ involved included commercial, residential and farming properties across the area, police said.
Commercial quantities of cannabis and methylamphetamine were seized, along with cash and and a stash of property suspected of being stolen.
As a result, more than 13 people were arrested.
Griffiths Local Area Commander, Superintendant Michael Rowan said while the operational phase is complete, officers are now conducting further inquires and expect to make more arrests and lay further charges.
“I have said many times that there are two aspects to the drug trade,” said Superintendent Rowan.
“Firstly the health issue for the user, and secondly the criminality of the suppliers.
“This operation has had a positive outcome for our community, and we will continue to achieve results that stop the illegal drug trade within our society.
“We need to continue to work together as a community, and we appeal to anyone who has information regarding the supply of drugs to contact Griffith Police on 02 6969 4299 or Crime Stoppers.
“Be assured your information will be acted upon”, he said.