Items allegedly linked to illicit drug supply located in backpack given to child

A woman will face Fairfield court today charged with drug and firearm offences as part of an investigation by the Wetherill Park Region Enforcement Squad (RES).

In July 2019, investigators from Wetherill Park RES commenced an investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs throughout Sydney's south west.

As part of the investigation, Wetherill Park RES executed five search warrants and seized two semi-automatic pistols, ammunition, a rifle scope, three electronic control devices, pseudoephedrine, and other precursors.

Investigators have previously charged four people. They remain before the courts.

Following further investigations, Wetherill Park RES, assisted by Bass Hills RES, executed a search warrant at a home at South Wentworthville, about 1pm yesterday (Thursday, November 28).

During the search, investigators seized methylamphetamine (ice), cannabis and various tablets (which will undergo further analysis) and a small safe, which contained a homemade .22 calibre firearm, $6000 cash, more than 150g of ice, and 60g of a cutting agent for illicit drugs.

Officers from Bass Hills RES later located the 38-year-old female resident at a home on Friend Street, Merrylands, she was arrested after she allegedly attempted to jump the back fence.

Police will allege in court that before the woman was arrested, she gave a backpack to a 12-year-old boy that contained $7000 cash, which is suspected to be proceeds of crime, and two mobile phones connected to drug supply activity.

The woman was taken to Granville Police Station and charged with a range of offences including possessing a unauthorised pistol, possessing an unregistered and prohibited firearm, possessing and supplying a prohibited drug, dealing with the property proceeds of crime and knowingly expose child to drugs.

She has been refused bail to appear at court later today (Friday, November 29).