Three men have been arrested and more than $55,000 worth of prohibited drugs seized following a joint investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs in the state’s north west and Central Coast.
In October 2020, officers attached to Oxley Police District established Strike Force Kunderbung to investigate an organised drug supply network operating between the Tamworth and area and the Central Coast.
Following inquiries, investigators stopped a vehicle at Willow Tree, about 7.30am yesterday (Wednesday 2 December 2020), and spoke to the driver, a 51-year-old man.
During a search of the vehicle, police allegedly located 112g of methylamphetamine.
The driver, a Wattanobbi man, was arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station.
He was charged with supply prohibited drug – commercial quantity and supply prohibited drug – indictable quantity.
As part of inquiries, investigators executed search warrants at homes on Fitzroy Street at Barraba, Rowan Street at Manilla, and Maxwell Street at Tamworth.
Police seized upward of $80,000 in cash, 5g of methylamphetamine, 30g of cannabis leaf, and other drug paraphernalia.
A 46-year-old Barraba man was arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station.
He was charged with supply prohibited drug – indictable quantity, supply prohibited drug – commercial quantity, supply prohibited drug – large commercial quantity, two counts of possess prohibited drug, and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime with intent to conceal.
Both men have been refused bail to appear before Tamworth Local Court today (Thursday 3 December 2020).
Officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Police District, conducting joint investigation Strike Force Harle, executed three search warrants in the Wyong area which resulted in the seizure of an unregistered pistol, more than $25,000 cash and 20g of methylamphetamine.
A 46-year-old Watanobbi man was arrested and remains in police custody.
Investigations under Strike Force Harle continue.
Anyone with information about drug supply in their community 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.