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Strike Force Garlow Media Release

On Friday 9 July 2021 NSW Police Organised Crime Squad detectives arrested two men after a vehicle stop located 17kg of cocaine and 8kg of methylamphetamine (‘ice’) which had an estimated potential street value of $9 million.

The seizure is part of ongoing Strike Force Garlow investigations into the supply of illicit drugs across the state between State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad, the Murrumbidgee Police District, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and NSW Crime Commission.

The men were taken to Bankstown Police Station where one was charged with six counts of supply prohibited drug large commercial quantity, supply prohibited drug commercial quantity, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, and escape police custody. It will be further alleged that the man was also involved in the supply of 50kg of illicit drugs earlier this year. The other man was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug large commercial quantity.

As part of inquiries earlier this year, officers attached to Murrumbidgee Traffic and Highway Patrol Command located more than 30kg of ice, 11kg of MDMA, 3kg of heroin and 4kg of cocaine during a vehicle stop. The driver was arrested and charged. After this time, detectives executed a search warrant at a unit at Stockton and seized $450,000 cash, electronic equipment and further prohibited drugs including ‘ice’, cocaine, heroin and cannabis.

Investigations remain ongoing.