Surry Hills Regional Enforcement Squad (RES) investigators have charged two people - including one arrested at Bossley Park - and seized 2.5-kilograms of cocaine, two firearms and more than $15,000 cash as part of investigations into the alleged ongoing supply of cocaine across Sydney.
In September 2020, detectives from the Surry Hills RES established Strike Force Riesling to investigate the ongoing supply of cocaine by a criminal syndicate operating in Sydney.
Just before 8am on Thursday, strike force officers with the assistance of the Public Order and Riot Squad (PORS), Central Metropolitan Region Operations Support Group, the Dog Unit and the Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit simultaneously executed three search warrants at homes in Greenacre, Bossley Park and Punchbowl.
During the search on Acacia Avenue at Greenacre, police allegedly located and seized 2.5-kilograms of cocaine, an AR15 rifle with four loaded magazines, three ballistic vests, nearly $7000 cash and a large amount of ammunition.
During the search at Bossley Park, police allegedly located more than $10,000 cash and a jet-ski and trailer.
Police allegedly located mobile phones, a 22LY pistol and ammunition at the home on Noble Avenue, Punchbowl.
All items have been seized for forensic examination.
A 27-year-old woman was arrested at Bossley Park and taken to Fairfield Police Station. She was charged with supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, supplying a prohibited drug more than an indictable quantity, knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime, dealing with proceeds of crime and participating in a criminal group. She was refused bail to appear in Fairfield Local Court today.
A 35-year-old man was arrested at Greenacre and taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was charged with 11 offences including two counts of supplying a prohibited drug more than commercial quantity. He was refused bail to appear in Bankstown Local Court today.
Investigations under Strike Force Riesling are continuing.