A 24-year-old man has been charged over alleged ‘dial a dealer’ drug supply in Sydney’s south-west.
In December 2022, police officers attached to Police Transport Command’s Proactive Crime Team began an investigation into the supply of cannabis in and around the Bankstown CBD area.
Dial a dealer services typically work where a customer calls a designated number to arrange for drugs to be dropped off at a specific location.
NSW Police said officers stopped a vehicle at around 5:20pm on Friday February 3 on Stacey Street in Bankstown.
During a search of the vehicle, the police seized resealable bags and three mobile phones. The driver was arrested at the scene and taken to Bankstown Police Station.
At about 10:25pm, a search warrant was executed at an address on Sir Joseph Banks Street in Bankstown, where police said they located around 10.5kg of cannabis with a street value of approximately $850,000, cannabis oil, prescription medication and mobile phones.
Police said all items were seized for further forensic examination.
The man was charged with eight offences, including four counts of supplying prohibited drugs, one count of knowingly/recklessly direct criminal group assist crime, and three counts of driving a motor vehicle with a suspended licence.
He was granted conditional bail to appear in Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday February 14.
The police will allege in court that between December 2022 and February 2023 the man was directing a criminal group for the purpose of drug supply in the Bankstown area.
If you think you have information about someone in your community who is manufacturing or supplying drugs, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 for a confidential conversation, or report securely online at www.crimestoppers.com.au.
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