POLICE have uncovered a sophisticated drug syndicate operating in the Campbelltown and Camden areas.
More than 10,000 ecstacy tablets with a street value of $200,000 have been seized from homes in Leumeah, Rosemeadow, Glen Alpine, Camden, Narellan Vale, Camden Park, Mount Hunter and Caringbah.
At this point in time police have also seized 40 vials of steroids, 160g of cannabis, 10 grams amphetamines, 2 grams of cocaine, $63,290 cash and approximately $400,000 in counterfeit Australian currency.
A man from Camden Park, 41 has been charged with possessing prohibited drugs.
A Glen Alpine man, 20, Leumeah man, 22, and Rosemeadow man, 20, were arrested allegedly in possession of 5000 ecstacy tablets and $40,000 cash and are yet to be charged.
Camden crime manager Paul Albury said the Camden Local Area Command had been investigating the commercial supply of ecstacy tablets in the Camden and Campbelltown areas since December last year.
As a result of intensive investigations police have conducted a number of covert phases leading to the arrest of three people, he said.
Three people were arrested at the Cross Roads Supercenta today (Thursday) at 10.45am.
Inspector Albury said the estimated street value of the drugs seized so far was about $200,000.
Searches are still being conducted and a number of them will continue long into the afternoon, he said.
It's the most significant drug operation run at Camden in the command's history.
One hundred and twenty police officers were involved in the operation.
The three men assisting police with their enquiries are expected to be charged later this afternoon in relation to commercial drug supply.
27 May, 2010 03:51 PM