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Arrests after raids on three clandestine drug labs

A CROYDON Park man has been charged over the alleged large-scale manufacture and supply of methylamphetamine across the state.

He was one of three people charged when Penrith RES investigators allegedly uncovered three clandestine laboratories.
In January this year, officers from Penrith Region Enforcement Squad (RES) established Strike Force Monfarville to investigate the importation, supply and manufacture of methylamphetamine (ice) across NSW.
Following extensive inquires, strike force investigators arrested a 23-year-old woman during a vehicle stop at Claremont Meadows, a 29-year-old Ultimo man in Kellyville, and a 31-year-old man outside a unit in Croydon Park.
Detectives executed three crime scene warrants at a unit at Ultimo, a home at Werrington, and a storage unit at Rydalmere, allegedly uncovering two clandestine laboratories at the Ultimo unit and Werrington home, and an inactive clandestine laboratory at Rydalmere.
A number of chemicals and items consistent with the manufacture and supply of prohibited drugs were seized.
The Croydon Park man was charged with manufacturing a commercial amount of drugs, two counts of import commercial quantity of border-controlled drug and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity, the woman was charged with two counts of manufacture large commercial quantity (expose child), and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity and the Ultimo man was charged with two counts of manufacture large commercial quantity (expose child), two counts of import commercial quantity of border-controlled drug, participate criminal group contribute criminal activity and contravene prohibition/restriction AVO (domestic).
Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Wright said criminal syndicates manufacturing prohibited drugs in suburban areas put neighbouring residents at risk.
“We would ask that the public remain vigilant to what is happening in their suburb, including those residing in an apartment complex, and report any suspicious behaviour to police,” he said.

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