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Strike Force Becke Media Release

NSW Police Force detectives have charged a man after cocaine, cash and other items were seized as part of Strike Force Becke investigations. The Strike Force is a joint investigation between State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad and the NSW Crime Commission into an alleged criminal syndicate involved in the supply of cocaine across Sydney.

Following extensive investigations, NSW Police stopped a tow truck on Wednesday 3 November 2021 and during a subsequent search of the vehicle, detectives seized 4kg of cocaine stamped with an Australian Federal Police (AFP) logo. A short time later, a 42-year-old man was arrested in Northmead.

NSW Police also executed four search warrants at homes at Zetland, Thornleigh, Holroyd, and Northmead. During one of the search warrants, detectives seized 1.5kg of cocaine, a hydraulic press and a metal stamp of the AFP logo, which NSW Police will allege was used to brand the seized blocks of cocaine.

In total, NSW Police seized $43,735 in cash, cocaine, electronic devices, documentation, vehicle number plates, ammunition, and various items consistent with illicit drug supply.

The cocaine has an estimated potential street value of $2.2 million.

One man was charged with four counts of supply prohibited drug, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime and possess ammunition without holding licence or permit or authority.

Strike Force Becke inquiries are continuing.