Six people have been nabbed over an alleged drug syndicate in regional NSW, and police are closing in on up to another six believed to be involved.
Officers raided a number of businesses and homes in Bathurst on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigating into drug supply in the area.
They arrested four men, aged between 22 and 61, and a 20-year-old woman, charging them with various drug supply offences.
One was also charged with resisting arrest and assaulting police. A sixth person was released.
Detective Superintendent Paul McDonald said the alleged drug ring had been operating in the area for a number of years.
More than half a kilogram of 'ice', worth $1.7 million, had so far been seized since the investigation began in August 2017.
That would have provided about 70,000 individual hits, Det Supt McDonald told reporters in Bathurst on Friday.
"Taking these people out, you will notice a difference on the street," he said.
Police are still looking for another four to six people who they believe are part of the syndicate, with further arrests "imminent".
"We haven't finished," Det Supt McDonald said.
The four men charged were refused bail to appear at Bathurst Local Court on Friday.
The woman was granted conditional bail and will face the same court on April 9.