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Sydney drug bust: Three charged after $465,000 worth of ‘ice’ seized

The Advertiser 2020-08-20 04:39:00

Three people have been arrested after police swooped on several properties across three Sydney suburbs on Wednesday, seizing $465,000 worth of ice and $78,000 in cash.

Detectives from Strike Force Grundy have been investigating the supply of prohibited drugs across Sydney since May this year.

Following extensive investigations, police searched two homes in Croydon and Lugarno, as well as a home and business at Homebush in Sydney’s west, and seized $78,000 cash and more than 620g of methylamphetamine (ice) with an estimated potential street value of $465,000.

Officers also seized about 170g of cannabis, about 290g of unidentified powders, anabolic steroids, prescription medication and equipment consistent with the supply of prohibited drugs.

Mobile phones, electronic storage devices and documentation were also seized.

A 44-year-old woman was arrested at a home at Croydon and taken to Burwood police station where she was charged with 16 offences, including supplying and possessing a prohibited drug and dealing with proceeds of crime.

Police allege the woman was involved in the supply of nearly 800g of methylamphetamine – with an estimated street value of $600,000 – between May and August this year.

The woman was refused bail and will appear at Burwood Local Court on Thursday.

A 28-year-old man was arrested at a home in Homebush and taken to Auburn police station, where he was charged with supplying a prohibited drug.

He was granted strict conditional bail and will appear at Burwood Local Court in October.

A 24-year-old man was arrested at Lugarno and charged with three counts of possessing a prohibited drug.

He is due to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court in November.

Investigations continue.

Originally published as Cops net huge ice haul in Sydney raids