More than 16kg of ‘ice’ seized; man charged, NSW

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A man has been charged and a second man has been arrested after more than 16kg of methylamphetamine was seized from a home in Sydney’s south-west yesterday.

About 7am (Wednesday 24 February 2021), officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command executed a search warrant at a home on Phyllis Street, Mount Pritchard.

Police will allege they found an active clandestine laboratory manufacturing methylamphetamine.

Specialist officers from the Drug and Firearms Squad’s Chemical Operations Unit assisted in the dismantling process and subsequent seizure of 16.6kg of methylamphetamine.

The drugs have a total estimated potential street value of $1.625 million.

A 44-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Fairfield Police Station where he was charged with manufacture prohibited drug (greater than large commercial quantity).

He was refused bail and will appear in Fairfield Local Court today (Thursday 25 February 2021).

As part of further investigations, officers executed a second search warrant at a home on Steele Place, Bonnyrigg, yesterday.

During the search, officers found 30g of methylamphetamine, 2kg of cannabis head and more than $900 cash.

About 1.40pm today (Thursday 25 February 2020), police arrested a 33-year-old man at a home on Ortan Street, Currans Hill.

He was taken to Narellan Police Station where he is currently assisting with inquiries.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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