A Wamberal man is one of two men who have been charged after police seized 4kg of MDMA, 1kg of cocaine and $100,000 cash in a hidden compartment in a vehicle.
In September 2017, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad established Strike Force Gilbulla to investigate the importation and supply of methylamphetamine.
During the investigation so far, police have seized 16kg of ‘ice’, $300,000 cash, a conductive electric device, documentation, and other items relevant to the investigation.
A 42-year-old man was charged in August, 2018, and remains before the courts.
Following further investigations, a 33-year-old Wamberal man was arrested at a carpark on Wyong Rd, Tuggerah, about 12:45pm on Tuesday, June 4.
During a search of his vehicle, officers located 1kg of cocaine, 4kg of MDMA and $100,000 in a hidden compartment.
The MDMA has an estimated potential street value of $720,000, while the cocaine has an estimated potential street value of $300,000.
At about 1:30pm the same day, a 43-year-old Beacon Hill man was arrested as well.
The Beacon Hill man was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), four counts of supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity), and take part in the supply of prohibited drug (large commercial quantity).
The Wamberal man was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), supply prohibited drugs (indictable quantity), and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.
Investigations are continuing.
Media release, Jun 5
NSW Police Media