Taxi driver joins four others charged over cocaine supply

A FIFTH PERSON has been charged by detectives investigating a syndicate that allegedly used taxis to transport cocaine across Sydney.

In a statement released on Tuesday, NSW Police confirmed the latest breakthrough was a result of the work of Operation Trident, which was formed in December 2018 to detect and disrupt organised crime in the Sydney metropolitan area.

“It is an on-going police operation, involving officers from South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squads coordinating with local police area commands,” Police explained.


“As part of those investigations, on Friday 22 March 2019, officers executed search warrants at homes in Bankstown, Bass Hill, Campsie, and Rhodes; where they seized cash, a money counting machine, a baton, and various electronic items.

“Four people were arrested and charged, and their matters remain before the courts.”

Following further investigations, police stopped a taxi on Weigand Avenue in Bankstown at about 1pm on Monday.

“The 42-year-old driver was arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he was charged with supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis and knowingly participate in a criminal group.

“He was refused bail to appear before Bankstown Local Court today.”

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