TWO alleged drug dealers have been charged after police seized more than $2 million worth of ice, heroin and ecstasy in a series of raids across Sydney.
Detectives from the state’s Drug and Organised Crime squad setup Strike Force Youdale in January to investigate a criminal network involved in the ongoing supply of prohibited drugs across the city.
Following extensive investigations, officers from the Tactical Operational Unit arrested a 23-year-old man at an apartment at Pyrmont on Thursday morning.
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During a search of the man and his vehicle, officers allegedly seized one kilogram of ice and $3,480 in cash.
The 23-year-old Sefton man was taken to Day Street Police Station and charged with nine counts of supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.
He was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today.
Shortly after his arrest, strike force detectives, raided three homes at Sefton and Strathfield.
During the searches, police seized 1.1kg of MDMA, more than 100g of ice, more than 350g of heroin, more than $50,000 cash, Valium, mobile phones, SIM cards, electronic devices, drug paraphernalia, and documentation.
A 20-year-old man was arrested at one of the Strathfield properties was charged with six counts of supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.
He was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today.
Police say the drugs seized during the investigation so far have a total estimated potential street value of more than $2 million.
Investigations under Strike Force Youdale are continuing, with further arrests expected.
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