Two men have been remanded in custody after police stumbled across an alleged kidnapping plot during an unrelated investigation.
The pair, aged 30 and 32, were arrested on Thursday morning and charged after a 21-year-old man was allegedly forcibly taken from a location in Bankstown.
"Investigations at this stage are ongoing but certainly the individuals in this entire syndicate are all known to each other," Detective Superintendent Matthew Craft told reporters on Friday.
Police believe the dispute centres on the proceeds of crime.
The 32-year-old was charged with directing criminal activities, conspiring to kidnap for ransom, intending to pervert the course of justice and hindering investigations.
He was refused bail on Friday ahead of his case being mentioned before Sutherland Local Court on October 31.
The 30-year-old was charged with directing criminal activities and conspiring to kidnap for ransom. He was also charged over his alleged role in a shooting of a 35-year-old man in August.
The man was refused bail and is set to appear before Bankstown Local Court on November 3.
Another man, aged 42, has also been charged over alleged involvement in the syndicate, and is due to appear at Liverpool Local Court on September 12.