Drug Squad swooped properties, arrested five men for possessing $3m drug

The Drug Squad and North West Region Enforcement Squad together arrested five men Thursday for possessing heroin worth $3 million. A special Strike Force Vercoe was formed by the Drug Squad in July to look into the commercial supply of heroin. A court trial will take place on Friday for all five of them.

Finally putting an end to a four-month search, police arrested a 59-year-old man selling drugs in Blacktown on Thursday morning. Allegedly, the man had two kilograms of heroin and a large amount of cash in the back of his car.

Later a 50-year-old Penrith man, 41-year-old St Marys man and 48-year-old Kingswood man were taken into custody. Another was arrested at his home in Cronulla.

Detective Superintendent Nick Bingham, drug squad commander said: “We believe this operation will put a dent in the availability of heroin in western Sydney.”

Most of these men are likely to be charged with offences related to the commercial supply of heroin. The man arrested at his house in Cronulla will be charged for the supply of prohibited drug, relating to heroin and methylamphetamine, and fraud.

NSW Police says the search warrants were also carried out at properties in Kingswood, Penrith, Blacktown, Cronulla and Granville, with numerous items seized.

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