Detectives have seized more than 11kg of prohibited drugs following an investigation into alleged large scale drug importation.
About 12pm yesterday (Thursday, December 21), police attended a parcel depot in Erskine Park in relation to a man attempting to collect a suspicious package.
Detectives attached to Nepean Police Area Command intercepted a 34-year-old man as he left the depot carrying the package. A search of the package identified several containers police will allege contained a prohibited drug believed to be methylamphetamine.
“A search of the vehicle allegedly used by the man located a further parcel which police will allege contained a further quantity of prohibited drug packaged in the same manner,” a Police spokesperson said.
“These two packages were consistent with a third parcel seized earlier in the investigation.”
The man was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged with three counts of supply large commercial quantity prohibited drug, and one count each of possess prohibited drug and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.
The total amount of methylamphetamine seized from all three packages was approximately 11.7kg, with a combined estimated potential street value of about $4.1 million.
A search warrant was executed at the man’s home about 8.30pm last night where detectives located similar packaging and what is believed to be illicit drugs.
Police also located a quantity of chemicals, a crime scene was established and the house will be processed with assisted of specialist police from the State Crime Command Drug and Firearms Squad’s Chemical Operations Team later today (Friday, December 22).
During the warrant, detectives arrested a 31-year-old woman who was taken to Liverpool Police Station.
She was charged with supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug and procure minor to supply large commercial quantity drug.
Both have been refused bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court today.