Ten arrested in Central Coast drug raids

Ten arrested in Central Coast drug raids Images from the Strike Force Evenstar investigation. Pic: NSW police
老域名出售

Images from the Strike Force Evenstar investigation. Pic: NSW police

Images from the Strike Force Evenstar investigation. Pic: NSW police

Images from the Strike Force Evenstar investigation. Pic: NSW police

Images from the Strike Force Evenstar investigation. Pic: NSW police

Images from the Strike Force Evenstar investigation. Pic: NSW police

TweetFacebookPOLICE have arrested ten men and seized three firearms after an investigation into drug supply on the Central Coast.

Strike Force Evenstar, which was established in November 2013 to investigate ongoing drug supply, identified a number of separate syndicates supplying cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine during their investigations.

On Wednesday, police arrested two men at Woy Woy.

An Ettalong Beach man, 49, was charged with numerous drug supply offences as well as participation in a criminal group and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

He was refused bail to face court in Gosford on Thursday.

A 31-year-old man from Umina Beach was also charged with supply prohibited drug, possession and participation in a criminal group.

He received conditional bail and will face Woy Woy Local Court on July 8.

Police also searched 11 properties across the Central Coast, including at Kincumber and Tuggerah, followign the arrests.

Police allegedly seizedthree firearms, including two pistols and a shot gun, as well ascocaine, methylamphetamine, cannabis, cash, mobile phones, handcuffs and drug paraphernalia during the searches.

It is alleged a clandestine drug lab was found at a Springfield property, which prompted the Chemical Operations Unit to examine the house.

Investigators and specialist forensic officers are continuing examinations of the property today.

A further eight men were arrested during the operation, including:

* A 25-year-old Ettalong Beach man was charged with supply prohibited drug and possess unauthorised pistol granted strict conditional bail. He will appear at Woy Woy Local Court on Tuesday 8 July 2014.

* A 38-year-old Umina Beach man was charged with supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity) and participate in criminal group. He has been refused bail and due to appear at Gosford Local Court on Thursday.

* A 70-year-old Springfield man was charged with drug supply offences and possess unauthorised pistol. He has been granted strict conditional bail and due to appear at Gosford Local Court on Friday.

* A 48-year-old Springfield man was charged with supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity) and five counts of possess prohibited drug. He has been granted strict conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Tuesday July 15.

* A 49-year-old Narara man was charged with cultivate prohibited plant, possess prohibited drug and deal with property suspected proceeds of crime was given strict conditional bail to face court on July 15.

* A 48-year-old Mardi man was charged with drug supply, refused bail and will face Gosford Local Court on Thursday.

* A 42-year-old Kincumber man was charged with supply prohibited drug. He was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice to appear at Gosford Local Court at a later date.

* A 47-year-old Kariong man was issued a cannabis caution.

Brisbane Water Local Area CommanderSuperintendent Daniel Sullivancommended the work of his officers.

“We established Strike Force Evenstar to investigate and disrupt illegal drug supply in our community,” SuperintendentSullivan said.

“The dedication and determination of our investigators enabled them to infiltrate a number of drug syndicates across the Central Coast.”

“We are confident today’s arrests will seriously disrupt the supply of drugs in our area and put these syndicates out of business.”

“Illegal drugs are the scourge of our society and we will continue to work around the clock to rid the local area of this sort of activity but we need the support of community to help us succeed.

“Any information you provide, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us get gang members and drugs off our streets.”

“The message is clear: if you want to deal drugs in our community, we will hunt you down, arrest you and put you before the courts,” Supt Sullivan said.

The investigation by Strike Force Evenstar continues and further charges are expected.

Posted in 老域名. Bookmark the permalink. RSS feed for this post. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.

Comments are closed.

Swedish Greys - a WordPress theme from Nordic Themepark.