Olympic swimmer Scott Miller has now been charged, with Police alleging he was a major player in a drug syndicate.
The 45-year-old was arrested during a dawn raid at an apartment in Rozelle in Sydney’s inner west this morning.
A 47-year-old man was arrested in a separate raid at Balmain.
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The arrests follow an investigation into the alleged supply of $2 million in ‘ice’ concealed in candles.
“The drugs that we have seized were, for all intents and purposes, everyday candles, however, they weren’t laced with any fragrance, they were laced with half a kilo of methamphetamine in each candle and there were eight candles,” Detective Superintendent John Watson said.
“It was moulded inside glass mouldings inside each candle and I can tell you the candles looked like normal candles but they were laced with death and misery.”
Police allege the drugs were being supplied to regional areas including Albury on the New South Wales-Victorian border.
During this mornings raids, officers around one kilogram of heroin worth over $250,000 along with over $75,000 in cash, mobile phones, encrypted electronic devices and smaller amounts of prohibited drugs.
A white Toyota Camry, allegedly used to transport the drugs, was also seized.
Miller has been charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity) and direct criminal group.
The 47-year-old was charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity) and participate criminal group.
Both were refused bail to front Newtown Local Court on Tuesday.
Police say investigations are continuing and more arrests are expected.
EARLIER @ 7.45 AM by Monique St Clair | An Olympic swimmer has reportedly been arrested at his Sydney home this morning, over his alleged involvement in a massive ice operation.
Nine reports that Scott Miller is currently in custody after the drug and firearm squad stormed his Rozelle property this morning.
It’s understood he’s wanted over his alleged involvement in the commercial supply of around $2 million in ice.
NSW Police will allege it was concealed inside candles, which were discovered earlier this year.
45-year-old Miller and a 47-year-old man from Balmain are at the Newtown Police Station, where investigations are continuing and charges are expected to be laid.
NSW Police will provide more information later this morning.