A man has been charged over his alleged involvement in the supply of prohibited drugs after more than 50 kilograms of illicit substances were seized during a vehicle stop in the western Riverina last month.
Organised Crime Squad detectives arrested two men in Sydney's south-west on Friday after almost $10 million worth of cocaine and 'ice' was found during a vehicle stop.
Officers pulled over a vehicle at the intersection of the M5 Motorway and The River Road at Milperra about 1pm and two men - aged 24 and 23 - were arrested and charged.
The vehicle was stopped as part of ongoing investigations into the supply of illicit drugs across the state by the State Crime Command's Organised Crime Squad, together with the Murrumbidgee Police District, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and the NSW Crime Commission.
In June, more than 50 kilograms of illicit drugs were uncovered during a vehicle search in Hay. Officers stopped a white Mitsubishi Triton dual cab utility on the Sturt Highway after checks revealed the vehicle was unregistered. During a search of the ute, police said officers found more than 30kg of methamphetamine, 11kg of MDMA, 3kg of heroin and 4kg of cocaine.
The driver, a 65-year-old man, was arrested and charged. He remains before the courts.
It will be alleged the 24-year-old man arrested in Sydney on Friday was involved in the supply of the drugs seized at Hay.
In the vehicle search at Milperra on Friday, police allegedly located $9.284 million worth of illicit drugs including seven kilograms of cocaine and eight kilograms of ice. They also allegedly found 280 grams of cocaine hidden in the 24-year-old's pants. He allegedly fled the scene and ran across the motorway, before being found hiding in bushes.
The man was charged with drug supply offences, knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime, and escaping police custody.
The 23-year-old was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug. Both were refused bail and investigations continue.
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