A man has been remanded in custody on drug and firearm offences after police seized 2kg of methylamphetamine from a home in Sydney’s south-west.
Strike Force Polar was established by officers attached to Bankstown Police Area Command to investigate ongoing drug manufacture and supply offences, as well as mid-level organised crime in the local area.
Following investigations, officers executed a search warrant at an Ashcroft Road, Casula, about 5pm last Friday (22 April 2022), where they seized a firearm and three plastic bags containing 2kg of methylamphetamine.
A 34-year-old man was arrested and taken to Liverpool Police Station.
A crime scene was established, and the property was examined and rendered safe with the assistance of specialist officers from the Drug and Firearms Squad’s Chemical Operations Team and the Rescue and Bomb Disposal Squad.
Following a further search of the premise, police seized more methylamphetamine and as well as heroin.
The estimated protentional street value of the methylamphetamine is $200,000.
All items will undergo further forensic examination.
The man was charged with supply prohibited drugs (commercial), possess prohibited drug, possess unregistered firearm – pistol, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, not keep firearm safely-pistol, use, supply, acquire or possess defaced firearm, and organises/conducts/assists drug premises.
He appeared in Parramatta Local Court yesterday (Saturday 23 April 2022), where he was formally refused bail to reappear in Liverpool Local Court on Monday 16 May 2022.
Investigations under Strike Force Polar are continuing.
Anyone with information about the supply of illicit drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.