More than 20 folks have now been arrested following a seven-year NSW Police investigation into a world legal syndicate allegedly chargeable for importing about three tonnes of medicine value about $150 million into Australia.
Two males, aged 34 and 37, have been arrested in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, with native authorities engaged on their extradition to Australia.
According to NSW Police Detective Superintendent Martin Fileman, the 2 males left Australia for Dubai roughly two years in the past.
But native authorities obtained data the lads – allegedly thought of “kingpins” by others in the syndicate – have been planning on leaving Dubai for one more nation, prompting their arrest.
“Even though the investigation was very much in progress, it sort of forced our hands in speeding the process up,” Det Supt Fileman advised reporters on Tuesday.
The medicine – primarily MDMA and ice – have been allegedly shipped in 4 masses and hid in containers and bins, with an estimated road worth of about $150 million.
Det Supt Fileman believes the substances originated in Germany and The Netherlands.
“Anybody who has the capacity to facilitate tonnes … of importing drugs in Australia is quite an organised drug syndicate,” Det Supt Fileman mentioned.
Police additionally say members of the syndicate used greater than $54 million comprised of legal operations to journey the world in luxurious.
Numerous raids throughout western Sydney early on Tuesday led to the arrests of males aged 36 and 57 and a 34-year-old man was arrested at Muswellbrook Police Station in the Hunter.
Initial investigations into the supply of prohibited medicine in NSW started in December 2013 and had beforehand resulted in 16 folks being charged over their alleged roles in the operation.
All three males arrested on Tuesday in NSW will seem in courts throughout the state on the identical day.