A man using a mobile phone while driving has led to the seizure of almost 90kg of methylamphetamine (ICE) which has an estimated potential street value of almost $45 million.
Police allege 3 kilograms of ICE – which has an estimated potential street value of $1.2 million – was found in the car.
Following further investigations, Redfern Region Enforcement Squad officers stopped a man carrying a suitcase on Canberra Street, St Johns Park, at about 4.30pm yesterday (Saturday 23 July 2016).
Police searched the 30-year-old man and allegedly seized 10 kilograms of ICE. The man was arrested and taken to the Fairfield Police Station.
Just before 8 pm, police executed a search warrant at a home on Canberra Street, St Johns Park, and seized $1.4 million cash.
A 21-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Fairfield Police Station.
Following inquiries, another search warrant was executed at a home on Ann Street, Marrickville, where police allegedly located and seized almost 77.6 kilograms of ICE.
Police have now charged these two men.
The 30-year-old man has been charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug – large commercial quantity, and dealing in the proceeds of crime.
The 21-year-old man has been charged with knowingly dealing in the proceeds of crime, and possess a prohibited drug.
Both men were refused bail to appear at the Parramatta Local Court today (Sunday 24 July 2016).
The 26-year-old man, who was arrested on Friday, was yesterday refused bail and remanded to appear in the Central Local Court this Thursday (28 July 2016).