Strike Force Harle nets regional drug syndicate

Police executed eight search warrants and arrested 15 people on July 31 following an investigation into an illicit drug distribution syndicate on the Central Coast.

In February officers from the Tuggerah Lakes Proactive Crime Team established Strike Force Harle to investigate the distribution of illicit drugs, particularly methylamphetamine, across the region.

On July 31, police executed eight warrants at Gorokan, Lake Haven, Terrigal and Wamberal.

Police will allege they seized drugs including methylamphetamine, GHB, cocaine, MDMA and cannabis with an estimated street value of nearly $250,000.

Police also located in excess of $210, 000 cash.

Fifteen people – eight men and seven women – were arrested and taken to Wyong and Gosford Police Stations and are currently assisting with inquiries.

Investigations are ongoing.

Media statement, Jul 31
Tuggerah Lakes Police