Yenda property searched in $15m drug bust

A Yenda property came under scrutiny on Wednesday as police carried out an investigation into the supply of drugs across southern NSW - an operation which netted almost $15 million of drugs and led to several arrests.

Griffith Police were called in to assist in the state-wide drug squad investigations into a major drug supply syndicate operating throughout southern NSW.

On Wednesday evening, police raided a property on Wood Road in Yenda and uncovered and seized two pallets filled with shotgun cartridges and 60kg of gunpowder.

Witnesses reported seeing plain-clothes police officers speaking with the owner of the property as it was searched.

It is understood at least three police vehicles and a number of officers were involved in the search, which started as early as 10am, and two small trucks were loaded at the property.

In 2012, detectives from the drug squad and investigators from the Far South Coast Local Area Commands formed Strike Force Oceanic to investigate the syndicate.

Police will allege the syndicate was involved in the production, distribution and sale of commercial quantities of methylamphetamine and cannabis.

Griffith Police acting Local Area Commander Paul Smith said 40 officers from the Griffith LAC were called in to assist in the state-wide bust.

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