Police raids across Sydney lead to $45 million ICE haul

A simple traffic stop has led police to uncover an ICE haul with an estimated potential street value of almost $45 million.

Officers stopped a 26-year-old man Thomas Street, Haymarket, on Friday after he was spotted using his mobile phone while driving.

Police allege 3kg of ICE – which has an estimated potential street value of $1.2 million – was found in the car.


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Following further investigations, Redfern officers stopped a man carrying a suitcase on Canberra Street, St Johns Park, about 4.30pm on Saturday.

Police searched the 30-year-old man and allegedly seized 10kg of ICE.

The man was arrested and taken to Fairfield Police Station.

Just before 8pm, police executed a search warrant at a home on Canberra Street, St Johns Park, and seized $1.4 million cash.

A 21-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Fairfield Police Station.

Following inquiries, another search warrant was executed at a home on Ann Street, Marrickville, where police allegedly located and seized almost 77.6kg of ICE.

Police have now charged these two men.

The 30-year-old man has been charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug – large commercial quantity, and deal in proceeds of crime.

The 21-year-old man has been charged with knowingly dealing in the proceeds of crime, and possess a prohibited drug.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.

The 26-year-old man, who was arrested on Friday, was yesterday refused bail and remanded to appear in Central Local Court this Thursday.