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Arrest over drug supply

BANKSTOWN detectives have charged a man as investigations continue into the supply of prohibited drugs in Sydney’s south west.

In May 2020, detectives from Bankstown Police Area Command established Strike Force Polar to investigate drug supply, manufacture and cultivation throughout the local area.
Following inquiries, strike force investigators, executed a search warrant at a home on Resthaven Road, Bankstown, about 4.45pm last Friday.
During the search, police allegedly located 65.4g of cannabis, ammunition, cash, and other items relevant to the investigation, along with an unregistered shotgun in the roof cavity. These items were seized and will be forensically examined.
A 29-year-old man arrested at the home was charged with supply prohibited drug, two counts of knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, two counts of goods in personal custody suspected being stolen and possess prohibited drug.

Woman facing fraud charges
A WOMAN has been charged with defrauding a community-operated childcare centre at Roselands of more than $70,000.
In February 2020, the finance team of the not-for-profit organisation, allegedly identified discrepancies in their banking accounts.
A financial audit was conducted and identified banking discrepancies allegedly totalling $72,705, which occurred between March 2019 and February 2020.
A 35-year-old woman has been charged with larceny as bailee property value more than $15,000, and 19 counts of steal property as clerk/servant.
Police will allege in court that the woman, a former administrative employee, was accepting and retaining cash payment for childcare fees from parents.

Crashes into fence, then drain
A MAN has been charged with mid-range drink-driving after crashing his car through a metal safety fence and into a storm water drain at Riverwood late Tuesday night.
About 11.30pm, Campsie Police were called the intersection of Wiggs Road and Victoria Road, following reports that a Subaru Impreza had crashed and ended up in a storm-water drain.
The 40-year-old driver was located nearby and breath tested, returning a positive result.
The uninjured man was taken to Campsie Police Station where a breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.081.

Theft, hammer threat charges
A TEENAGER arrested at Birrong has been charged after a group was allegedly threatened in Mount Druitt last month.
About 8pm, on Saturday, June 13, six males were walking on a footbridge at Mount Druitt Railway Station when they were confronted by a number of people.
Police have been told, a boy allegedly threatened them with a hammer and demanded their phones and a bag before fleeing.
No one was injured during the incident.
An investigation by Mount Druitt Police led to them to a home in Birrong last Sunday, where they arrested the 17-year-old. He was charged with armed with intent commit indictable offence and affray.