Riverina police officers joined detectives and descended on a number of Albury properties to arrest 24 people for the supply of prohibited drugs following a six-month investigation.
Six search warrants were executed in North Albury, West Albury and Lavington on Wednesday and Thursday by Murray River and Riverina police districts, with the support of the Dog Unit.
The 24 arrests related to more than 80 offences.
It follows the establishment of Strike Force Schaefer, to investigate the ongoing supply of prohibited drugs, namely ice and cocaine, in Albury and surrounding areas. Southern Region operations manager Detective Superintendent Kevin McNeil said it began with information received from the public in June.
"This investigation is a testament to the cycle that works," he said.
"That's a total of 24 offenders supplying street-level drugs of various quantities.
"That is a lot of people, and if we haven't located you, we will be coming to knock on your doors to find you."
Officers seized drugs, a sawn-off .22 calibre shotgun, a replica rifle, knuckle dusters, two electronic stun devices and $18,000 cash.
Detective Superintendent McNeil said investigators' intent was to not only put a dent in drug supply locally, but crime generally.
"One of the problems that we've had recently is guns that look identical to firearms ... people walking the streets with those is threatening and prohibited," he said.
Detective Superintendent McNeil congratulated investigators and thanked the 30 additional officers who came to support Murray River PD.
"The arrests have been done professionally and there's been no person injured that I'm aware of," he said.
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