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‘Drugs worth $525,000’

HOMES at Greenacre and Bankstown were raided by police as part of an investigation into the supply of illicit drugs.

In September 2018, investigators from Redfern Region Enforcement Squad established Strike Force Mathi to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the Sydney area.

Earlier in the investigation, Strike Force investigators allegedly seized 573g of methylamphetamine (ice), almost 200g of MDMA and almost 32L of gamma butyrolactone (GBL).

Following further investigations, a 25-year-old man was arrested at Bankstown, about last Thursday evening and a short time later, a 37-year-old man was arrested at Seven Hills.

Shortly after the arrests, search warrants were executed with assistance of the Bass Hill Region Enforcement Squad at homes at Bankstown, Seven Hills and Greenacre.

During the searches, police allegedly seized cash, 1 litre of GHB, 200g of methylamphetamine (ice), 63g of cocaine, four pistols, two tasers and three batons. The estimated potential street value of the drugs is $525,000.

The 37-year-old was charged with two counts of supplying a commercial quantity of prohibited drugs and other drug related offences and the 24-year-old was charged with supplying a prohibited drug and two counts of possessing an unregistered firearm.

Commander of Redfern Region Enforcement Squad, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Bell, said criminal syndicates would continue to be targeted and dismantled.

“These criminals are profiting from dangerous drugs and weapons, with no care for the implications they may have on the public,” Superintendent Bell said.‚Ä®”We have absolutely zero tolerance for organised criminal activity and won’t stop until we have not only taken away their infrastructure, but removed these criminals off the streets and behind bars.”