Arrests made in connection to interstate drug trafficking

Another two NSW men have been charged over their alleged involvement in the supply of cannabis across three states.

As part of a joint investigation with South Australia Police and Queensland Police Service, NSW detectives from the State Crime Command’s Drug Squad established an investigation into interstate trafficking of cannabis by post, and subsequent local supply.

On Thursday 25 May 2017, a major operation was conducted by investigators in Queensland, South Australia, and NSW, assisted by a number of Commonwealth agencies.

This involved the execution of 29 search warrants in Queensland and South Australia, with 21 people arrested and charged.

In NSW, investigators executed four search warrants, where they seized cannabis head, leaves, seeds, a plant, and oil; more than $50,000 cash, documentation and packaging materials.

Two men, aged 38 and 59, and a 57-year-old woman were arrested and charged with drug supply and other offences. They remain before the courts.

As a result of further inquiries, a 48-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were arrested at Parramatta Police Station yesterday (Thursday 15 June 2017).

The 48-year-old Quakers Hill man was charged with commercial drug supply, cultivate prohibited plant, deal with proceeds of crime, and knowingly direct activities of criminal group.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court (Friday 16 June 2017).

The 21-year-old Quakers Hill man was charged with drug supply and possession, and participate in a criminal group.

He was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court Wednesday 12 July 2017.

Investigations are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation cannabis cultivation and supply to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Source: NSW Police

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