AN0N raids continue as 13 people are charged and $1.5million worth of ice and other drugs found in raids across Sydney
- Thirteen charged across Sydney for drug and ammunition-related offences
- Police have seized ice valued more than $1.5 million and $220,000 worth of cash
- Strike Force Caprera has also seized 8kg of cannabis and 270g of cocaine
- Investigations are continuing and further arrests are expected
New South Wales Police have charged 13 people after seizing more than $1.5 million of ‘ice’ as well as 18kg of cannabis, cocaine and more than $220,000 in cash.
Strike Force Caprera made the seizures and arrests after executing 21 search warrants across Sydney between June 2 and Thursday.
The raids were part of Operation Ironside which used the supposedly secret criminal messaging app AN0N, which was actually created by police and used to spy on communications in the underworld.
Police have seized over $220,000 in cash as well as ice, cocaine and mairjuana
On June 2, Redfern RES investigators executed 14 search warrants at Bankstown, Bass Hill, Cabramatta West, Canley Vale, Dundas, Guilford, Mount Pritchard, Riverwood, Sefton and Villawood.
Police uncovered three hydroponic cannabis set-ups at homes at Guildford, Mount Pritchard and Dundas and seized 290 cannabis plants with an estimated potential street value of more than $1 million.
Four men – aged 26, 27, 33, 38 – and two women, aged 35 and 41, were arrested and charged. All six remain before the courts.
Redfern RES officers also arrested a 48-year-old Fairfield man on June 2 and charged him with drugs and ammunition-related offences.
On the same day, officers arrested a 64-year-old man after pulling over his car at Bass Hill.
During a search of the vehicle, police seized $105,000 cash.
Police have charged 13 men and women as a part of Operation Caprera and executed 21 search warrants
He was charged with nine offences for supplying a prohibited drug and taking part in criminal activity.
On Monday this week as part of Operation Ironside which monitored the encrypted criminal messaging app AN0N, Redfern RES investigators searched homes at Bankstown and Luddenham.
At Bankstown, officers seized a mobile phone and issued a 49-year-old Bankstown man with a Court Attendance Notice (CAN), and at Luddenham, officers seized $12,140 cash, 91g of cocaine, MDMA, cannabis and prescription medication.
18kg of cannabis as well as $1.5 million worth of ice and cocaine has been seized by police
The same day, police spoke with a 49-year-old Luddenham man at Rushcutters Bay.
The man allegedly ran from police, throwing a bag under a nearby parked car. He was arrested following a foot pursuit in Darlinghurst.
The bag was recovered and found to contain more than 115g of cocaine.
The man was charged with supplying and possessing a prohibited drug and resisting police.
He was released on bail to reappear in court on July 12.
Police then raided properties at Alexandria, Auburn, Campsie, Haymarket and Rockdale on Thursday.
During the searches, police seized more than $76,000 cash, as well as cocaine, ice, an electronic stun device, mobile phones and other electronic items.
Officers also seized a stolen medical machine valued at more than $100,000.
A 22-year-old man, 25-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were arrested and charged with drug and firearm offences.
Police said investigations into the drug ring were continuing and ‘further arrests are expected’.