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Bust gun, drug cell

A 29-year-old Merrylands woman was charged with nine counts of supplying a prohibited drug, supplying prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and supplying a pistol to person unauthorised to possess it.

She was one of three charged after NSW counter terrorism detectives uncovered an alleged illicit drug and firearm supply network.
In January 2018, detectives from the Terrorism Investigation Squad established Strike Force Ceric to investigate the illicit supply and acquisition of firearms.
As part of the investigation, detectives were also conducting inquiries into the supply of prohibited drugs and illicit tobacco across Sydney’s south-west.
During the course of the investigation, police seized more than 2.5kg of cocaine, 1kg of MDMA, more than $260,000 cash and a Ruger pistol.
A 30-year-old man was charged with seven counts of supplying a prohibited drug, supplying prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and supply a pistol to a person unauthorised to possess it and a 49-year-old Villawood man was charged with importing a commercial quantity of border-controlled drug, seven counts of supplying a prohibited drug, knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime and possessing a prohibited drug.
Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Commander, Assistant Commissioner Mark Walton, says it is not uncommon for counter terrorism investigations to uncover other serious criminal activity.
“We have many ongoing investigations into people of national security concern and if they branch into high-level organised crime, then we will fully investigate,” Assistant Commissioner Walton said.

Search over stabbing
POLICE have again appealed for information to help identify a man who they believe may be able to assist with inquiries into a stabbing in March.
About 9.20pm (Sunday, March 17), two men – aged 29 and 30 – attended Flemington Railway Station on The Crescent, Homebush West, where they arranged to purchase two mobile phones that were advertised online.
They met with two males and asked to see the phones prior to paying, when one of the men snatched a sum of cash from the younger man and ran away.
Following a chase, an altercation took place, where the younger man suffered stab wounds to his back and stomach.
The two men fled the scene with the cash in a silver Toyota Camry.
About 10.20pm, the injured man and his friend attended Concord Hospital, where police were contacted.
Auburn detectives commenced an investigation and on Thursday, March 18, executed a search warrant at a house on Derwent Place, Bossley Park. As a result, a silver Toyota Camry and various items were seized for further examination.
Detectives returned to the Bossley Park property in June 2019 and arrested a 21-year-old man, who was charged with robbery in company causing grievous bodily harm and robbery in company.
Investigators have now released a composite image of a man who police believe may be able to assist with their inquiries has also been created.
The man depicted, is described as being of Middle Eastern or Asian appearance, aged in his 20s, 170-180cm tall, of medium build, with short black hair and a goatee.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Auburn Police Station or Crime Stoppers.