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Strike Force Grighton Media Release

NSW Police Organised Crime Squad detectives have charged four men following an investigation into an alleged criminal syndicate involved in the supply of illicit drugs in Central West NSW.

In April 2021, State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad together with the NSW Crime Commission established Strike Force Grighton to investigate a criminal syndicate suspected to be involved in the supply of prohibited drugs between Sydney and the Central West. The NSW Crime Commission provided analytical and technical assistance throughout the investigation.

On Wednesday 19 May, NSW Police executed three search warrants at Molong, Orange and Dubbo. During the searches, officers seized more than $16,000 cash, electronic items and prohibited drugs, including 2kg of cannabis. Throughout the investigation, detectives have seized 9kg of cannabis.

The four men were charged with a range of offences including:

  • Supply prohibited drug
  • Supply cannabis
  • Knowingly direct activities of a criminal group
  • Participate criminal group contribute criminal activity
  • Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit

A full list of the offences can be found at: https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/news/news_article?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGZWJpenByZC5wb2xpY2UubnN3Lmdvdi5hdSUyRm1lZGlhJTJGMTAxNTAyLmh0bWwmYWxsPTE%3D

As well as being charged for membership of a criminal group, it will be alleged that some of the men used their participation within the greyhound racing industry to transport prohibited drugs between Sydney and the Central West during the COVID-19 lockdown.