Woman's three brazen words land accused drug dealer in court

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter
·1-min read

A woman in Sydney's famed suburb of Bondi has landed an alleged drug dealer in hot water after blowing his cover in front of undercover police.

Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command said in a statement on Tuesday the woman had interrupted two plain-clothed officers as they questioned a male motorist for driving down a one-way street just before midnight on March 20.

As the police officers spoke with the driver on Gould Street, who they say was visibly nervous and fidgety, the woman intervened.

"Excuse me. Can I speak to the driver? I need to speak to him," the woman said, according to police, before officers asked why.

A Google Maps picture of Gould Street, Bondi.
While initially stopped for a traffic offence on Gould Street, Bondi the driver was later charged with drug offences. Source: Google Maps

“We're buying cocaine," she allegedly replied.

Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command said the woman had messages on her phone that indicated she had arranged a deal with the man inside the vehicle.

The driver allegedly became agitated and attempted to dispose of packaging down the side of his seat.

Police arrested the 26-year-old male from Guildford before allegedly finding eight bags of cocaine inside the vehicle and $3100 in cash.

The driver was charged with disobeying a one-way sign, dealing with property proceeds of crime, supplying prohibited drugs and driving a motor vehicle during a disqualification period. 

He was served a field court attendance notice and will next appear before Waverley Local Court on May 19.

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