Drugs worth $2.7m in clay block

ORGANISED Crime Squad detectives have charged a man from Bankstown as part of ongoing investigations into the alleged importation of cocaine worth an estimated $2.7 million concealed in clay blocks.

Australian Border Force officers identified a consignment which arrived in Sydney from the United Kingdom last Sunday and was declared to contain two clay blocks, but after officers discovered inconsistencies and carried out a subsequent deconstruction, it was allegedly found to contain 9kg of compacted white powder within the items.
Police said the powder was tested and returned a presumptive positive result for cocaine, with an estimated potential street value of $2.7 million.
Following extensive investigations, detectives, with assistance from the Public Order and Riot Squad and Federal Police, arrested a 23-year-old man at Chertsey Avenue, Bankstown, last Wednesday night. They also seized documentation and a Holden HSV Commodore – believed to be stolen – from a home on Cherstey Avenue.
The man was charged with possess commercial quantity suspect illegal import border control drug.

Hunt over man getting leg shot
DETECTIVES have begun an investigation after a man who suffered a gunshot wound to his leg, turned up at Bankstown Hospital last Tuesday night.
Police have been told the injured man was found by a friend on the footpath at the intersection of Linden Avenue and Punchbowl Road, Punchbowl, and driven to hospital about 7pm. He is in a stable condition.
Campsie Police established a crime scene at Punchbowl, and have appealed to anyone who may have information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence.

Charge gun runner after tip-off
A MAN allegedly travelling from Victoria to NSW to sell firearms, was arrested during a vehicle stop in Bankstown last Thursday night.
Police allegedly received information that the man travelling from Victoria was in possession of firearms.
About 7.45pm, Raptor officers stopped a Victorian-registered car at the intersection of Canterbury Road and Gibson Avenue, Bankstown, and arrested the driver, a 43-year-old man from Mildura.
Searches of the man and the car allegedly located two .45 calibre pistols.
The man was charged with two counts of possessing an unauthorised pistol, two counts of not keep firearm safely and two counts of possess unregistered firearm – pistol.

Teen girl struck by van ‘critical’
AN investigation is underway after a teenage girl was struck by a vehicle in Menai last Saturday night.
The 14-year-old girl was struck by a van about 8.40pm near the intersection of Old Illawarra Road and New Illawarra Road, Menai.
She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital in a critical condition.
The male driver of the van was taken to Sutherland Hospital for mandatory testing.
Anyone with dashcam is urged to contact Sutherland Shire Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Information is treated in strict confidence.

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