Police need help solving $900,000 drug bust

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PEOPLE in the community are withholding crucial information in relation to a $900,000 (street value) drug bust in Queanbeyan in April, police say. 

As part of joint investigations into large-scale drug supply in the Queanbeyan and the Canberra region, officers executed a search warrant at a storage complex on Aurora Avenue, Queanbeyan, on April 3

During the search, officers located and seized more than 2kg of cocaine. A large amount of a drug cutting agent, later identified as caffeine and Inositol, and drug paraphernalia was also seized.

A 22-year-old man from Kambah was arrested at the time. He was released pending further inquiries.

“We have spoken to a number of people during our investigations so far and our officers are currently following several lines of inquiry, including forensic evidence and the involvement of local contractors in the supply of drugs between the ACT and NSW,” says Southern Region Enforcement Squad commander, detective chief inspector Joe Thone.

“We believe there are people out there who know something, but who are not willing to come forward.

“We will continue to target those engaging in the supply of illicit drugs, and rest assured anyone who engages in these activities will face the full brunt of the law.”

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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