Husband and wife arrested as part of investigation into alleged supply of illegal firearms

A husband and wife were among three people arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged supply of illegal firearms across Sydney which included a search warrant at a home in Guildford West this morning.

In May 2020, the State Crime Command's Drug and Firearms Squad established Strike Force Digil to investigate an alleged criminal syndicate selling illegal firearms across Sydney.

Detectives were assisted by Western Australia Police (WAPOL) during the investigation.

As part of ongoing inquiries, investigators received information connecting the same criminal group to a clandestine laboratory that was located by police on Thursday, April 30.

Officers dismantled the lab and seized 1.9 kilograms of methylamphetamine (ice).

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives assisted by North West Metropolitan Region Operations Support Group (OSG) and the Public Order Riot Squad (PORS), executed three search warrants across Sydney this morning.

About 6am, investigators attended a home at Cherrybrook and arrested a 77-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman who were taken to Ryde Police Station.

Simultaneously, police attended a home in Guildford West and arrested a 43-year-old man who was taken to Fairfield Police Station.

Search warrants were executed at both properties where detectives seized several items relevant to the investigation.

About 8am, a third search warrant was executed at a business in Double Bay where investigators continue to undertake their search.

Inquiries are ongoing and charges are expected to be laid later today.