A man was arrested at Arncliffe yesterday as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged activities of an organised criminal syndicate, including illicit drug supply.
In November 2019, Strike Force Alverton was established as a joint investigation by the State Crime Command's Organised Crime Squad, the NSW Crime Commission (NSWCC) and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) into the supply of prohibited drugs.
Earlier this month, strike force detectives seized 7kg of heroin with a street value of over $3 million and $1.9 million in cash.
As a result of investigations, three men - aged 35, 29 and 23 - were charged. They remain before the courts.
Subsequent search warrants executed at properties in the Blue Mountains, Cabramatta, Canley Vale and Guildford resulted in the additional seizures of $247,000 cash, cocaine, cannabis, prescription drugs, hard drives, a CCTV recording device, and mobile phones.
Following further inquiries, investigators arrested a 22-year-old man at Arncliffe about 7am yesterday..
Police conducted a search of his vehicle, seizing two mobile phones, before taking the man to Kogarah Police Station.
A short time later, a search warrant was executed at a home at Bexley, where police seized $26,000 cash, an electronic stun device, two sets of 'knuckle dusters' and prohibited drugs.
About 8am, detectives attended a unit at Campsie and arrested a 23-year-old man, who was taken to Campsie Police Station.
During a search of the apartment, police seized $76,500 cash, a money counter and an electronic stun device.
The 22-year-old man was charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), two counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, knowingly deal with the proceeds of crime, possess prohibited drug and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.
Police will allege in court that the man was responsible for the supply of a large commercial quantity of prohibited drugs.
He was refused bail and appeared at Sutherland Local Court today, where he was refused bail to reappear at the same court on Thursday, September 10, 2020.
The 23-year-old man was charged with knowingly deal with proceeds of crime and possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.
He was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today.
Investigations under Strike Force Alverton are continuing.
Anyone with information that may assist strike force detectives 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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.