A man will front Liverpool Local Court after joint raids held by the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPOL) and the Australian Border Force (ABF) seized 3kg of cocaine and a loaded handgun.
An ongoing investigation by Strike Force Brownbear led to the arrest of three people yesterday when police executed search warrants at homes in Bossley Park and Wetherill Park.
Police will allege the search of the home at Marvell road, Wetherill Park, uncovered a suspect package including a loaded handgun, ammunition, ecstasy tablets, vials of anabolic steroids, restricted prescribed tablets, and mobile phones.
A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was charged with importing a commercial quantity of border-controlled drug, possessing an unregistered firearm, possessing an unauthorised pistol, not keeping a firearm safely and possessing ammunition without holding a licence.
He was refused bail to appear in Liverpool Local court later today.
A 20-year-old man arrested during a vehicle stop in a Wetherill Park shopping centre and has been charged with possession of a prohibited drug.
He is due to appear in Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 16 May 2018.
A 20-year-old woman arrested at the Bossley Park home, has been released pending further inquiries.
Since 2016, Strike Force Brownbear has executed six search warrants resulting in the seizure of almost 15kg of methyl amphetamine, more than 18kg of cocaine, 15,500 ecstasy tablets, 52g of heroin, a 357 calibre revolver with 10 rounds, a .40 calibre semi-automatic pistol with 13 rounds, a Glock model 34, a Norinco MP29 handgun, two other handguns, and more than $300,000 in cash.
As a part of these seizures, six people have been charged in relation to large commercial drug supply and firearms offences.