Four men have been charged and police have seized cash and drugs as part of an ongoing investigation targeting an alleged large-scale drug supply syndicate operating in the Illawarra region and south-west Sydney.
Strike Force Kindilen was established by officers from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command in March 2016 to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine and cocaine.
About 7am today (Monday 8 August 2016), police executed four search warrants at homes within the Lake Illawarra and Fairfield Local Area Commands.
They were assisted by officers from the South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad.
During the search they allegedly located and seized methylamphetamine and $10,000 cash.
Two men – aged 47 and 50 – were arrested at Wollongong Local Court and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.
Two further men – aged 21 and 27 – were arrested at Heathcote and taken to Sutherland Police Station.
The men were charged with various offences including supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), conspiracy to supply large commercial quantity, and ongoing supply of prohibited drug.
Three of the men were refused bail.
The 47-year-old man and 50-year-old man will appear at Wollongong Local Court; the 27-year-old man will appear at Sutherland Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 9 August 2016).
The youngest man was granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Thursday 18 August 2016.
Investigations are continuing.