A sixth man has been charged as part of an investigation into alleged drug supply and money laundering worth more than $5.5 million, which began after police uncovered almost 50 kilograms of various drugs in the Riverina earlier this year.
NSW Police Organised Crime Squad detectives set up Strike Force Garlow to investigate a criminal syndicate involved in the alleged supply and manufacture of prohibited drugs across the state.
Officers from the Murrumbidgee Police District stopped a Mitsubishi Triton utility on the Sturt Highway at Hay on June 1 and will allege 30kg of methamphetamine, 11kg of MDMA, 3kg of heroin and 4kg of cocaine was found during a search of the vehicle.
The drugs were seized and the driver - a 65-year-old man - was charged. He remains before the courts.
Following further inquiries, a Toyota Camry was stopped on the M5 motorway in Sydney on July 9.
During a search of the vehicle, police seized 17kg of cocaine and 8kg of methamphetamine.
Later that day, police executed a search warrant at an apartment in Kogarah, where they seized items consistent with large-scale drug supply.
Two men - aged 25 and 24 - were charged and remain before the courts.
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Police also arrested a further two men - aged 35 and 48 - during a vehicle stop at Ourimbah on September 7.
Two police vehicles were rammed during the incident, causing a male senior constable to sustain a minor injury.
In a subsequent search of an Ourimbah home and a rural property at Kulnura, police seized 10kg of methamphetamine, a large quantity of methamphetamine oil, drug paraphernalia, an electronic stun device, a ballistic vest and $220,000 cash.
Officers also seized more than 20kg of precursor chemicals used in the manufacture of prohibited drugs, and equipment consistent with the large-scale manufacture of prohibited drugs.
Both men were charged and remain before the courts.
A sixth man was charged last week after he was arrested at Mt Druitt Police Station on Thursday.
The 24-year-old St Marys man was charged with two counts of knowingly deal with the proceeds of crime.
Police will allege in court that the man knowingly dealt with proceeds of crime valued at $5,504,480.
He appeared at Mt Druitt Local Court on Thursday is next due to front Sutherland Local Court on December 2.
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