Three Canberrans among six people arrested by NSW Police in drug bust

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Six people, including three Canberrans, are facing drug charges after their alleged supply operation was intercepted by NSW Police.

Police said they arrested four men at an address in Sydney’s Caringbah South on Thursday, where they also seized 5,000 MDMA pills, 280g of cocaine and $185,000 in cash.

Those charged included a 23-year-old and a 26-year-old from Watson in Canberra.

Soon after, police said they searched two other homes in the southern Sydney suburbs of Caringbah and Loftus and arrested a 32-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman.

A child was also taken from the home and placed with a relative.

All those arrested were taken to Sutherland Station.

The arrests came after a joint investigation was launched in 2021 focusing on the supply of illegal drugs in Sutherland Shire and the Monaro region.

Stacks of $100 bills in a suitcase.
During the search of the homes, police seized $292,000 in cash.(Provided: NSW Police)

Police said the total estimated street value of the MDMA and cocaine seized during the investigation was more than $750,000, and a total of 1.1 kg of cocaine was seized.

They said searches were also being carried out in Watson, ACT and in Queanbeyan, NSW.

During searches of these homes, police seized cocaine, MDMA pills and powder, $292,000 in cash, drug-making equipment, cannabis, electronic storage devices and cell phones for forensic examination.

All six of those arrested face multiple charges including supply of a prohibited substance, participation in the supply of a prohibited substance, knowingly directing the activities of a criminal group and handling the proceeds of crime.

Police alleged the group was involved in a large, commercial supply of banned drugs.

They have all been refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court today.

Investigations continue.

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