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Record drug bust

A MAN has been charged after the alleged seizure of more than 700kg worth of drugs in Auburn – the largest single seizure of pharmaceutical drugs in NSW history.

In February, detectives attached to State Crime Command’s Raptor Squad, established Strike Force Chadderton to investigate the interstate transportation of cash linked to criminal activity.
Following an extensive investigation, police raided a storage unit in Auburn on Sunday, April 7, and allegedly seized 722kg of Alprazolam commonly referred to as ‘Xanax’ with an estimated street value of $12 million.
As part of investigations, police also stopped and searched a truck travelling on Hammond Avenue, Wagga Wagga, three days later and during the search, allegedly located and seized shopping bags containing almost $1 million in cash.
The driver, a 28-year-old man, was charged with supplying a prohibited drug greater than the large commercial quantity and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.