Wetherill Park Region Enforcement Squad (RES) investigators have charged four people after seizing five-kilograms of methylamphetamine (ice), $54,000 cash and designer goods, following an investigation into illicit drug supply across south-west Sydney.
As a result of Operation Trident, an ongoing South West Metropolitan Region Operation targeting mid-level crime, officers from Wetherill Park RES established Strike Force Ouse in September this year to investigate the activities of an alleged criminal syndicate involved in the supply of prohibited drugs - mainly methylamphetamine (ice) and heroin.
Following extensive investigations, Wetherill Park RES, with assistance from South West Metropolitan Operations Support Group (OSG), executed three search warrants at homes at Smithfield and Oran Park from 9am yesterday.
During the search, officers seized five-kilograms of methylamphetamine (ice), with an estimated potential street value of $800,000.
Prohibited drugs including cannabis and a large amount of unidentified white powder were also seized.
Investigators also seized $54,000 cash, ammunition, an extendable baton, mobile phones and a large number of designer clothing, merchandise and jewellery.
A BMW valued at $210,000, a Toyota Corolla valued at $40,000, a jet ski and a quad bike were also seized.
All items will undergo further examination.
A 31-year-old woman and three men - aged 30, 36 and 62 - were arrested during the operation and taken to Fairfield Police Station.
The woman was charged with taking part in supplying a prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), participating in a criminal group contributing to criminal activity, owner/occupier knowingly allow use as drug premises and possessing a prohibited drug.
The 30-year-old man was charged with three counts of supplying a prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), owner/occupier knowingly allow use as drug premises, knowingly directing activities of criminal group, deal with the property proceeds of crime and possessing a prohibited drug.
The 62-year-old man was charged with supplying a prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), two counts of possessing a prohibited drug, owner/occupier knowingly allow use as drug premises, dealing with property proceeds of crime, goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen (not motor vehicle), possessing ammunition without holding a licence/permit/authority and possessing or using a prohibited weapon without permit.
Police will allege in court that the group were involved in a criminal syndicate allegedly supplying prohibited drugs across south-west Sydney.
All three were refused bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court today.
The 36-year-old man was charged with participating in a criminal group contributing to criminal activity.
He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court on December 14.