Threatened officers with knives during drug bust

POLICE were allegedly threatened with knives at a home in Bass Hill as they investigated the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine and heroin.

Eight people have now been charged following the investigation, which began in December 2018 with officers from Wetherill Park Region Enforcement Squad (RES) establishing Strike Force Dewed to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs within the South West Metropolitan Region.
Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators executed five search warrants at homes in Bass Hill, Fairfield East, Villawood, Guilford West and Canley Heights last week.
Upon entry at the home in Bass Hill, two of the occupants – a 36-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman – allegedly threatened police with knives.
The pair were arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station where the man was charged with supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, supply drug, knowingly direct criminal group, owner knowingly expose child to drugs, owner allow use as drug premises, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, assault police and deal with proceeds of crime.
The woman was charged with participate in criminal group, organise drug premises – expose child, organise drug premises, armed with intent to commit indictable offence and possess prohibited weapon without permit.
During the searches, police seized a loaded 38 calibre firearm, two loaded pen guns, electronic control devices, over 30 mobile phones, over $100,000 cash, a ballistics vest, numerous knives and drugs including heroin and methylamphetamine.
These items will be forensically examined.
Among the others to be charged include a 36-year-old from Bass Hill who was charged with supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, supply drugs, knowingly direct activities of criminal group, occupier knowingly expose child to drugs and occupier allow use as drug premises, and a 44-year-old man from Villawood who was charged with supply drug, possess drug, conduct drug premises, possess prohibited pistol, possess ammunition, not keep firearm safe, possess unregistered firearm, possess prohibited weapon and deal with proceeds.