Detectives from the South Coast Police District have charged two men following a six-month investigation into an alleged large-scale drug supply operation on the South Coast.
A NSW Police Media spokesperson said Strike Force Carex was established in December 2018 to investigate a suspected organised methylamphetamine ('Ice') syndicate operating in Nowra, Moruya, and the surrounding areas.
"At 10.30am on Tuesday, June 25, investigators, with the assistance of officers from Raptor South, executed three search warrants at premises in Nowra and one in Moruya," they said.
Officers said they seized several items, allegedly including nine grams of methylamphetamine, a Holden Commodore suspected to be the proceeds of crime, several mobile phones, a stolen KTM motorcycle, a replica toy pistol, drug paraphernalia, and other items including credit cards, gift cards, and iPads suspected of being stolen.
Police said all items were secured for forensic analysis.
South Coast Police District Commander, Superintendent Stephen Hegarty, alleged 300 grams of drugs to the value of $100,000 were seized during the six-month investigation.
READ MORE: Gun numbers up in Eurobodalla
The police spokesperson said a 43-year-old man was arrested in Nowra, and a 56-year-old man was arrested in Moruya.
"The 43-year-old was taken to Nowra Police Station and charged with four counts of supply prohibited drugs, two counts of supply prohibited drug ongoing basis, and two counts of possess prohibited drug," they said. "He was refused bail to appear before Nowra Local Court on Wednesday, June 26.
"The 56-year-old was taken to Moruya Police Station and charged with three counts of supply prohibited drug. He was granted conditional bail to appear in Moruya Local Court on Friday, August 9."
The spokesperson said investigations were continuing, and further arrests were expected.
Superintendent Hegarty, said yesterday's arrests were a culmination of a lengthy investigation by dedicated regional detectives.
"Investigators from Nowra, Lake Illawarra and Wollongong have been involved in numerous inquiries with the objective of shutting down a significant drug supply operation on the South Coast," he said.
"My officers have succeeded in disrupting the supply of a large quantity of illicit drugs.
"I urge anyone with information about the manufacture or supply of illegal drugs to contact police immediately.
"Callers should contact their local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."