Two men have been charged after officers attached to State Crime Command’s Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad (MEOCS) intercepted a suspected cocaine shipment in the state’s Southern Highlands.
About 2.35am on Monday 31 May 2010, MEOCS officers stopped and searched a rented car on the Hume Highway, 40km north of Mittagong.
It is alleged investigators located 1.6 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated potential street value of $1.5 million, secreted within the vehicle.
A 28-year-old man was stopped in the vehicle in Mittagong and arrested by police before being taken to Bowral Police Station.
The 28-year-old man was charged with knowingly take part in the supply of a large commercial quantity of prohibited drug, and participate in an organised criminal group.
He was refused bail and appeared at Goulburn Local Court yesterday. There, he was refused bail to re-appear at Central Local Court on 10 June 2010.
Following this arrest, police executed three search warrants yesterday in the Sydney suburbs of Drummoyne, Russell Lea, and Bexley North.
During the execution of the warrants, a 42-year-old man arrested at a home in Drummoyne. He was charged with supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug, and two counts of supply indictable quantity of prohibited drug.
He was refused bail and appeared at Burwood Local Court yesterday, where he was refused bail to re-appear at Parramatta Local Court on Thursday 3 June 2010.
It will be alleged that investigators located and seized a large number of mobile telephones, a small quantity of cash, approximately 1 kilogram of powder believed to be cocaine, and approximately 1 kilogram of powder believed to be heroin.
Tuesday, 01 Jun 2010