Strike Force Raptor investigators have charged a fifth man following an investigation into an alleged criminal syndicate involved in the supply of cocaine, methylamphetamine and prohibited weapons across Sydney.
In May 2020, officers from the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor commenced an investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs and illegal weapons across Sydney.
Following extensive inquiries, officers arrested four men – aged 42, 26 and two aged 24 – in September this year. All four men were charged and remain before the courts.
As part of ongoing investigations, Strike Force Raptor executed a search warrant at a home at Greenacre from 6am yesterday (Thursday 12 November 2020).
During the search, officers seized a total of $177,445 cash, 6.111 kilograms of gamma butyrolactone (GBL), 272 grams of methylamphetamine, steroids, cannabis, mobile phones, items consistent with drug supply, and two vehicles.
A 27-year-old man was arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he was charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), two counts of supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity), two counts of knowingly deal with the proceeds of crime, two counts of possess/attempt to prescribed restricted substance and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.
The man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today (Friday 13 November 2020).
Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.
Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist Strike Force Raptor can report it directly to investigators via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Information provided to investigators will be treated in the strictest of confidence.