A Woy Woy man has been charged on multiple counts after nearly $87 million worth of ‘ice’ was seized from his home during a joint-agency operation on April 30.
The 40-year-old man is one of two charged after Strike Force Kurrurma began an investigation into the large-scale importation and supply of illicit drugs into NSW.
Acting on intelligence information, detectives arrested the man during a vehicle stop at Kingswood at approximately 3:20pm on Thursday, April 29.
In a search of the Toyota Hi-Ace van, police located three large plastic tubs containing 41 plastic resealable bags, resulting in 41kg of methylamphetamine (ice) seized.
Around 4pm, a 28-year-old man from Kingswood was also arrested at a separate vehicle stop in Kingswood.
During a search of his car, investigators seized mobile phones and other electronic devices which are set to undergo further examination.
Following further inquiries, detectives executed two search warrants at homes in Woy Woy and Kingswood later that day.
A search of the Woy Woy home revealed a stash of mobile phones, designer watches and approximately $300,000 in cash.
Officers located 13 large tubs in the rear shed of the Kingswood home allegedly containing 248kg of methylamphetamine.
In total, officers seized a combined 289kg of methylamphetamine during the operation, with an estimated potential street value of $86.7 million.
Both men were taken to St Marys Police Station where the Woy Woy man was charged with the supply of a prohibited drug (large commercial quantity) and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.
The Kingswood man was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug (large commercial quantity).
Both men were refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on April 30, with joint agency investigations set to continue.
The operation was established by detectives attached to the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad and Australian Federal Police, together with the NSW Crime Commission and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.
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