A NEWTOWN home was one of four searched by police who arrested eight people across Sydney over the alleged seizure of MDMA powder and cocaine, with a potential street value of about $1 million.
Strike Force Teribah was established in April 2016 to investigate the distribution of prohibited drugs.
Following extensive investigations, strike force investigators attached to Surry Hills Region Enforcement Squad (RES), assisted by police from Central Metropolitan Region, Tactical Operations Unit, and the Dog Unit, executed search warrants at four homes on Tuesday.
During the searches, police allegedly seized 3kg of MDMA powder, 280g of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and $6,500 cash.
A 24-year-old, charged with eight offences including supplying a commercial quantity of prohibited drug and participating in a criminal group, was arrested with another man, 32, in Newtown who faces three charges including supplying an indictable quantity of prohibited drug and possessing a prohibited drug. Another six people face drug charges including supplying a large commercial quantity of drugs and participating in a criminal group. Investigations under Strike Force Teribah are continuing.
If you think you have information about someone in your community who is manufacturing or supplying drugs, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 for a confidential conversation or report securely online at crimestoppers.com.au.