Major ice busts after man caught using mobile phone – ABC Online


July 24, 2016 13:07:13

A man who used his mobile phone while driving has led to a series of major drug raids and the seizure of almost $45 million of methamphetamine, or ice.

Officers say they stopped a 26-year-old man at Haymarket in Sydney after they spotted him using his mobile phone while driving.

In searching his car, they found over three kilograms of ice with a street value of $1.2 million.

His case is already before the courts.

Following further investigations, detectives stopped a 30-year-old man carrying a suitcase at Saint John’s Park in western Sydney on Saturday.

It is alleged he had 10 kilograms of the drug on him.

On Saturday night, police raided a home in the same suburb and arrested a 21-year-old man, allegedly seizing more than a million dollars in cash.

Police also searched another home at Marrickville in Sydney’s south, where they allegedly found about 77 kilograms of the drug.

All three men were charged with multiple drug-related offences.

‘Organised crime drug network’ busted

“Police are still investigating the roles of all these people and they’re obviously going to be before the courts so I can’t comment too much on their role,” Superintendent Danny Doherty told the media on Sunday.

“However, it appears that the three people involved, police will allege a drug network, an organised crime drug network.”

He said the raids would have a big impact on the availability of the drug in some areas.

“The fact that over $45 million worth of drugs have been seized, that equates to 900,000 street deals has been prevented from hitting the streets … so that’s a significant impact on this network,” Superintendent Doherty said.

The men were expected to appear before Parramatta Local Court on Sunday.






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July 24, 2016 12:11:33


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