Drug syndicate smashed


Three men from Bass Hill, Belmore and Greenacre were among 11 arrested in connection with an alleged drug syndicate last Thursday.

Story appeared in: Torch | December 5th, 2017



ELEVEN people have been arrested and an alleged drug syndicate dismantled after police raids on homes in Bass Hill, Belmore, Greenacre and Punchbowl last Thursday.
The State Crime Command's Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad (MEOCS) established Strike Force Kentgrove in May 2016 to target organised criminal activities across Sydney.
As part of their investigations, strike force officers discovered the alleged supply of prohibited drugs, including cocaine, ice and cannabis.
MEOCS, with the assistance of the Public Order and Riot Squad, South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad, and the Dog Unit arrested four men at the homes during the early morning raids.
The 19-year-old Greenacre man was charged with 19 counts of drug supply and knowingly directing activities of a criminal group.
The 20-year-old Bass Hill man was charged with two counts of taking part in the supply of a prohibited drug and knowingly directing the activities of a criminal group.
The 21-year-old Belmore man was charged with three counts of supplying a prohibited drug, possessing a prohibited drug, and knowingly participating in a criminal group.
The 31-year-old Punchbowl man was charged with three counts of dealing with the proceeds of crime, supplying a prohibited drug, and knowingly participating in a criminal group.
Shortly after, strike force investigators went to a number of homes across south-west Sydney and arrested a further seven people. Six other men aged from 19 to 43, from Punchbowl, Greenacre, Yagoona, Revesby and Rhodes, face numerous charges, including drug supply, knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime, and participating in a criminal group.



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