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NSW Police Officers Raid a Large Meth Lab, Seize Firearms, and Large Amounts of Drugs and Ammo

Ruger .22 rifle with 1000 rounds of ammo were seized
Ruger .22 rifle with 1000 rounds of ammo were seized. Source: NSW Police Force
New South Wales Police arrested two men, shut down a large-scale clandestine drug laboratory and seized drugs and a firearm following an operation in Sydney’s south-west late last week.

State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad together with the NSW Crime Commission has been investigating an alleged ‘ice’ (methylamphetamine) manufacturing operation at Greendale.

About 9.40am on Friday 21 August 2015, police arrested a 39-year-old South-Wentworthville man at Burwood and seized $30,000 from his vehicle.

A second man, aged 43 and from Greendale, was arrested at his home, with a search warrant conducted at the property a short time later.

A large-scale clandestine drug laboratory was located in a shed at the rear of the property and processed by officers from the Drug Squad’s specialist Chemical Operations Team.

The laboratory was inactive at the time of the search, but numerous chemicals and equipment used in the manufacture of prohibited drugs were located. Police also seized 15kg of ‘ice’ and more than half a kilogram of pseudoephedrine.

A Ruger-brand .22 rifle and silencer, as well as approximately 1000 rounds of ammunition, were located and seized.

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Queensland Ice Drug Scourge Means Fewer Meth Labs Operating


Drug dealers have mothballed their meth labs as the “ice age” sweeps across Queensland.

Police have revealed the number of clandestine laboratories busted across Queensland has plummeted by 100 – or 27 per cent – in just two years, with most labs located being classified as “inactive”.

“The evidence suggests the labs were previously used to cook up illicit drugs and people have been storing them due to the availability of amphetamine-type sub­stances,” the head of the state’s Drug and Serious Crime Group, detective Superintendent Jon Wacker said.

Last year, 279 illicit labs were detected across the state, compared with 379 in 2012.

Preliminary data suggests the trend is set to continue in 2015, with 121 labs busted so far at a rate of about 17 a month.

Read more in The Australian.

Toowoomba Police Urge Residents To ‘Break The Ice’


Is there something strange going on in your neighbourhood?

Vehicles attending an address for a short time on a regular basis? Vehicles not usually seen coming down a street or road that is not usually used?

Something as simple as writing down a registration or description of a person assist police.

If you see your local police, why not ‘Break the Ice’ with a conversation. Any information is kept confidential.

Alternatively contact Crime Stopper sand help police prevent offenders coming into your area.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Operation North Opulence: Ayr Police Shut Down a Meth Lab Near Townsville

AYR detectives have shut down a meth lab in the Burdekin with 25 offenders charged during their six-week drug raid.

Eighteen males and seven females between the ages of 15 and 47 were charged with 157 offences as part of Operation North Opulence.

Ayr detectives seized over 200 grams of cannabis, 14 cannabis plants, amphetamine oil and ice as well as $2000 in cash, a flick knife and a homemade knuckle duster.

Of the 157 charges, 102 were for supplying drugs, primarily cannabis with one 35-year-old female charged with producing methylamphetamine.

Read more in Townsville Bulletin.

Source: www.townsvillebulletin.com.au

Major Drug Busts Following Meth Lab Raids In Bay Of Plenty

Methamphetamine worth thousands and thousands of dollars has been seized by armed police following an inter-regional raid that busted three clandestine labs in the Bay of Plenty.

The raid involved 80 police staff, including assistance from Bay of Plenty and Waikato Armed Offender squads and a specialist search dog from Wellington.

Detective Senior Sergeant Lindsay Pilbrow, of the Bay of Plenty Police, said organised crime circles would be left reeling.

Read more in NZ Herald.

Source: www.nzherald.co.nz

New South Wales Police Wage War On Drug Manufacturers

A clandestine drug lab is raided every few months in the region, according to Tweed-Byron LAC crime manager Detective Inspector Brendon Cullen.

He encouraged the public to help police stamp out these labs, which pose a hazard to nearby homes.

Read more in The Northern Star.

Source: www.northernstar.com.au

Ohio Police Checking On Child Find Meth Lab, Seven Guns

Police checking on the well-being of a 6-year-old girl found a meth lab and seven guns inside the home.

Gregory Wade, 31, is charged with trafficking drugs, possessing drugs, illegally possessing a gun as a felon and child endangering. His bond on Thursday was set at $50,000 during his initial appearance in Akron Municipal Court.  

Two others at the home — Richard James, 34, and Belinda Cooper 32 — were charged with crimes in connection with the Wednesday raid. James is accused of possessing a gun as a felon and Cooper is accused of possessing drugs.

Read more on Cleveland.com.

Source: www.cleveland.com

Perth Meth Lab Suspect Arrested During WA Police Traffic Stop

Police have charged a Perth man with attempting to manufacture illegal drugs after finding equipment used to make methamphetamine in his car during a traffic stop.

Busselton detectives charged the 35-year-old Ridgewood man after a plastic tub smelling of chemicals, items used for making methamphetamine, and a large amount of cash were found in his car.

Read more in Sunday Times.

Source: www.perthnow.com.au

Street Price Of Ice Drops As Cooks Import Ingredients Legally – ‘Almost Like Bunnings’

The street price of ice has reportedly dropped significantly due to drug cooks importing chemical ingredients in bulk.

Detective Superintendent Nick Bingham, who is commander of an operation that targets organised crime, said that drug syndicates can easily get their hands on larger quantities of ingredients because the chemicals are not illegal, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

‘It’s almost like buying chemicals from Bunnings,’ he said. 

Read more and watch the report in Daily Mail.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

NSW Police Opens Its Files Charting Hundreds of Meth Lab Busts

During his four years as head of the chemical operations team for the NSW Police Drug Squad, Detective Inspector Michael Cook has encountered hundreds of ice labs. Last week, The Sun-Herald was granted rare access to drug squad files, archived images and footage that lay bare the hidden labs fuelling a statewide ice crisis. 

Watch the report and read the full story in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Source: www.smh.com.au