Eight people have been charged and police have removed illegal drugs, firearms and explosives from the streets following an investigation into drug supply in Sydney’s west.
In February 2012, detectives from Holroyd Local Area Command formed Strike Force Crewe to investigate drug supply and drug-related crime in the Sydney Metropolitan area.
Watch raw video of the arrests in Heckenberg and Greystanes yesterday, supplied by NSW Police Media below:
Strike force officers executed three search warrants in Sydney’s west and arrested and charged a 23-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman on Tuesday (10 July 2012).
The pair were due to appear at Fairfield Local Court yesterday (Wednesday 11 July 2012), on numerous charges.
About 9am yesterday, strike force investigators arrested a 41-year-old Heckenberg man in Bonnyrigg.
He was taken to Merrylands Police Station and subsequently charged with:
- 1.25kg of power gel (explosive);
- Two detonators;
- SKS rifle with scope, bayonet and two magazines;
- .308 rifle;
- .Shortened .44.40 calibre rifle modified into a pistol with ammunition;
- .22 calibre hand gun with ammunition;
- A shortened .243 calibre rifle;
- A number of different types of ammunition;
- A quantity of illicit drugs, including cocaine, methyl amphetamine (ice) and Nexus tablets.
- Sell prohibited firearm x 2
- Selling ammunition x 2
- Supply prohibited drugs
Officers later executed 5 simultaneous search warrants at properties in Heckenberg, Meadowbank, Greystanes and Harris Park.
Police allegedly located and seized a large quantity of prohibited drugs, and over $3000 cash believed to be the proceeds of crime.
Eight people were arrested during these raids, including a 41-year-old Heckenberg man, a 42-year-old man from Heckenberg, a 29-year-old man from Greystanes, a 35-year-old man from Meadowbank and a 37-year-old man from Harris Park.
All were charged with offences including, supplying prohibited drugs, prohibited firearms and explosives.
They were refused bail and are due to appear at Fairfield Local Court today (Thursday 12 July 2012).
In addition to the items located and seized today, Strike Force Crewe investigators have seized:
Investigations are continuing and police are urging anyone with information about drug supply or drug-related criminal activity to contact Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.