Three arrests made by Operation Northrop in raids on cocaine syndicate
Sydney’s “dial a drug dealer” operation has taken another hit after police arrested three more men today.
So far 39 suspects have been rounded up in Strike Force Northrop’s raids, which started in November.
The investigation has also netted cocaine, MDMA, steroids, cars, more than $120,000 in cash, two firearms, ammo and mobile phones.
Police described the Sydney crime syndicate’s operation as “just like ordering a pizza … only illegal”.
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Bell said officers were texting numbers found in the phones and asking people to come forward with more information.
“These criminal groups have an extensive client base that individuals were contacting for the sole purpose of purchasing cocaine,” he said.
The latest arrests took place at a business on Bligh Street where three men were arrested.
Officers then zeroed in on a Double Bay property, in Sydney’s affluent Eastern Suburbs, where more cocaine was allegedly found, along with $20,000 in cash, high-end watches and prescription medication.
A 41-year-old was charged with supply prohibited drug on an on-going basis, supply prohibited drug greater than commercial quantity and, two counts of knowingly deal with proceeds of crime. He was refused bail.
A 28-year-old man was charged with supply prohibited drug on an on-going basis, supply prohibited drug greater than commercial quantity, supply prohibited drug greater than indictable quantity and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime. He was also refused bail.
A 32-year-old man was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug and take part in the supply of prohibited drug greater than small quantity.
He was granted conditional bail.
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