Australian Crime Commission Partners with NSW Police, to Smash Transnational Drug Supply Syndicate
NSW, Australia (News4us.com) February 17, 2011
Minister for Home Affairs and Justice Brendan O’Connor today congratulated the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and it’s state partner, NSW Police, on disrupting a transnational drug supply syndicate.
NSW Police executed search warrants on three vehicles and two residential properties yesterday seizing over 11 kilograms of a substance suspected to be ICE and almost $900,000 cash.
The successful operation was sparked by breakthrough intelligence provided by the ACC to NSW Police in late 2010 which resulted in the establishment of Strike Force Bursaria.
Strike Force Bursaria is comprised of detectives from the State Crime Command’s Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad and the ACC.
The Minister said this demonstrates the need for a national body, such as the ACC, to unite the fight against serious organised crime.
“The sharing of intelligence between national and state law enforcement has prevented $4.4 million worth of ICE from entering our streets and resulted in the seizure of more than $1.2 million in cash and vehicles,” he said.
“This highlights the value of the ACC in providing a crucial intelligence resource to empower law enforcement agencies to combat serious and organised crime.
The ACC collates, analyses and actions intelligence to provide a strategic picture of nationally significant crime while simultaneously supplying timely, actionable information to partners who can affect an immediate operational result.
“Sharing information and working collaboratively to prevent, disrupt, investigate and prosecute serious and organised crime is the backbone of our approach to law enforcement,” Minister O’Connor said.
Two men have been arrested and charged and will appear at Waverly Local Court today.
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