Police have arrested 15 people from across western Sydney and seized drugs, weapons and more than $1 million in cash in an operation targeting a syndicate supplying cocaine to organised crime gangs.
Acting assistant commissioner Dave Eardley said police believed they had now smashed the drug network after an 11 month operation, with the arrest of two people on Tuesday.
‘‘This drug supply operation was well organised, craftily disguised and very profitable,’’ he said.
‘‘We will allege the group was supplying cocaine to high-ranking members of outlaw motorcycle gangs and other organised criminal networks, as well as to cocaine users directly.
‘‘The planning, organisation and tactical execution required to dismantle the group was first class, and all of the officers involved should be extremely proud of their work.’’
Police have now seized large amounts of cocaine, the drugs GHB, MDMA, and methylamphetamines along with cash and other proceeds of crime, firearms, a stun gun and knife.
The latest arrests came on Tuesday, when police pulled over a Guildford man, 39, and North Parramatta woman, 28, in separate vehicle stops on the Great Western Highway, Parramatta.
Police said they expected to charge the pair with numerous offences relating to the supply of drugs and a number of driving offences.
Tuesday’s arrests followed the arrests of 13 other people over the last two months. Those included: an Auburn man, 28; man, 37, of Greystanes; two men, one 37 and another 47, from Castle Hill; a Kings Park man, 22; a Baulkham Hills woman, 37; a Westmead man, 20; a man, 47, of Kellyville Ridge.