TWO men are due to face court in NSW today following a major investigation into the supply of illicit drugs over the internet.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Cybercrime Squad established a special strike force after identifying what they say is an an online drug distribution network operating from Sydney’s north west using a website hosted offshore.
Following ongoing investigations, officers intercepted 22 post parcels and seized a variety of prohibited drugs on Thursday.
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They then arrested a 60-year-old man at Bella Vista on Friday, with police alleging he was at the location to post parcels containing drugs.
About an hour later, a 28-year-old man was arrested at a unit at North Rocks.
Detectives then raided the Bella Vista home and the North Rocks unit, where they seized a significant quantity of steroids including more than 2500 vials, 100 canisters, and 1000 tablets.
They allege they also found items consistent with the manufacture of prohibited drugs, including a tablet press and label maker, as well as a firearm, baton, mobile phones, sim cards, computers, electronic storage devices.
The younger man was charged with four counts of supply prohibited drug, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and two counts of deal with identity info to commit etc indictable offence.
Police will allege that the man supplied steroids online and received payment via cryptocurrency.
The older man was charged with supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis and four counts of deal with identity info to commit etc indictable offence.