Sydney truckie accused of drug supply

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A truck driver is accused of the large-scale supply of prohibited drugs, including heroin, cocaine and ice across Sydney.

NSW Police have charged him with 18 offences including commercial drug supply, dealing in the proceeds of crime and weapons offences after seizing $30,000 cash, designer handbags, two luxury vehicles and drugs.

Investigators from Strike Force Pangolin arrested the 56-year-old during a vehicle stop at Homebush on Wednesday after allegedly finding $5000 in his Range Rover.

During a subsequent search of a Greenacre home, officers seized designer handbags, sunglasses and watches valued at $30,000 and more than $25,000 cash.

Two vehicles, including the Range Rover SUV and a Nissan Skyline GT-R, valued at $160,000, were also seized.

Investigators also seized more than 715g of heroin, 315g of ice and 75g of cocaine, a pen gun, ammunition, prescription medication, steroids and nearly 500g of an unknown powder.

Surry Hills Region Enforcement Squad Commander, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Patton, said the man was involved in a syndicate supplying prohibited drugs worth $500,000 throughout Sydney.

"Officers identified a man was using his employment as a truck driver to facilitate the movement and supply of illicit drugs from a fruit market in Sydney's inner west," he said.

"It will be further alleged the man was utilising registered post to send cocaine interstate."

During the six-month operation leading up to the arrest, police also arrested three other people and more arrests are expected.

The man was refused bail and will appear at Burwood Local Court on Thursday.