Six arrests in Sydney dial-a-dealer raids

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Six men are facing court following police raids across Sydney connected to an alleged "dial-a-dealer" drug network.

Officers seized cocaine, MDMA and $100,000 in cash after targeting homes at Caringbah, Merrylands and Bella Vista on Friday.

Police say investigations leading to the raids began nearly four years ago with detectives from Redfern setting up Strike Force Northrop to examine the ongoing supply of cocaine in central Sydney.

Information alleging a "dial-a-dealer" network operating within the Sutherland Shire led to the arrest of a 26-year-old man at Caringbah.

Warrants were then executed at four homes at Caringbah, Merrylands and Bella Vista.

It's alleged nearly 450g of cocaine with an estimated street value of $185,000, MDMA, cash, Rolex watches and two extendable batons were recovered.

A further five men - aged 21, 29, 30 and two aged 28 - were arrested during the operation.

The group faces a range of charges relating to drug supply, weapons offences, stolen property and participating in group criminal activity.

They were all refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Saturday.

Since its inception in 2017, Strike Force Northrop investigators have seized more than 4.1kg of cocaine, 490g of MDMA, 1.1kg of cannabis and more than $1.12 million cash.

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