Three gang members arrested in Fairfield police raids

Fairfield police and Strike Force Evesson members made three arrests during a series of dawn raids today. Pictures: Police Media

Fairfield police and Strike Force Evesson members made three arrests during a series of dawn raids today. Pictures: Police Media

Fairfield police and Strike Force Evesson members made three arrests during a series of dawn raids today. Pictures: Police Media

Fairfield police and Strike Force Evesson members made three arrests during a series of dawn raids today. Pictures: Police Media

Fairfield police and Strike Force Evesson members made three arrests during a series of dawn raids today. Pictures: Police Media

Fairfield police and Strike Force Evesson members made three arrests during a series of dawn raids today. Pictures: Police Media

Police have arrested three men following raids on Dlast Hour members in Fairfield suburbs including Edensor Park in the early hours of this morning.

Officers also seized approximately 1 kilo of cannabis and 35 grams of methylamphetamine.

Police raided give properties in Fairfield and Green Valley starting from 6am this morning.

They arrested a 26-year-old Edensor Park man who was charged with supplying a prohibited drug (methylamphetamine) and directing a criminal group – he was refused bail by police.

A 21-year-old Middleton Grange man was charged with supplying a prohibited drug (methylamphetamine) and directing a criminal group – he was also refused bail by police.

A 23-year-old Prairiewood man was charged with five counts of supplying a prohibited drug (methylamphetamine) and participating in a criminal group – he was also refused bail by police.

Police said the seizures and arrests concluded a two-year joint investigation by Strike Force Evesson, involving investigators from the Fairfield police and the NSW Crime Commission.

Fairfield Superintendent Peter Lennon, said today’s arrests had greatly impacted on the ability of a criminal network to operate a criminal group within the Fairfield and surrounding area.

“Police conducted 22 search warrants in September last year and arrested 16 people as part of this ongoing operation,” said Superintendant Lennon.

“Strike Force Evesson was set up to investigate drug supply, extortion, assaults and a number of public place shootings in Sydney over the last two years.

“As always we require the assistance of the local community to help us to continue investigating criminals and their behaviour.

“Any information you provide, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us get violent gang members, guns and drugs off our streets.

“Information can be provided anonymously and it can be provided in languages other than English.

“Please do the right thing. If you have information that may help us stop this sort of behaviour, please share it with us. All information will be treated with the strictest of confidence.”

He said the arrests today brought the operation's total arrests to 19.

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