Four men charged after $9 million worth of cocaine seized in Yass

Lachlan Roberts 5 June 2019

Four men will face court today. Photos: Supplied by NSW Police.

Detectives have charged four men, including a Spanish National, and have started to dismantle a large-scale clandestine laboratory after police seized 30 kilograms of cocaine in Yass on Tuesday (4 June).

In April 2019, New South Wales police launched an investigation into the manufacture and supply of cocaine and methylamphetamine in the Southern Tablelands.

Following extensive inquiries, investigators arrested four men aged 19, 25, 35 and 40 outside a hotel in Yass around 7:30 am yesterday.

Detectives, with the assistance of Australian Federal Police and Hume Police District officers, searched a rural property in Yass where they uncovered a large-scale clandestine laboratory.

Strike force investigators located 30 kilograms of cocaine, chemicals used in the manufacture of drugs, drug paraphernalia, Australian and European cash, and mobile phones. The seized drugs have an estimated street value of $9 million.

The seized drugs have an estimated street value of $9 million.

All four men were charged with manufacture large commercial quantity of prohibited drug and supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug and will appear at Goulburn Local Court today (5 June).

Drug and Firearms Squad Commander Detective Acting Superintendent Jayne Doherty praised the work of investigators.

“We’ve seen the effects of these prohibited drugs in regional areas and how it can wreak havoc on communities,” Detective Acting Superintendent Doherty said.

“The main goal of those manufacturing drugs is to make money – there’s no quality control or concern for the health of those purchasing this poison.

“We are committed to removing these toxic substances from our streets, no matter where in NSW drug peddlers seek to make a profit off others’ misery.”

Investigations under Strike Force Judy are continuing.

Original Article published by Lachlan Roberts on The RiotACT.

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14 Responses to Four men charged after $9 million worth of cocaine seized in Yass

Helen McHugh Helen McHugh 8:44 pm 05 Jun 19

Where do the other men come from? Nationality? Ethnicity?

Jim Eadie Jim Eadie 6:07 pm 05 Jun 19

Well done

Karen Beck Karen Beck 1:25 pm 05 Jun 19

Great job

Amanda Close Amanda Close 1:13 pm 05 Jun 19

What’s the nationality/ethnicity of the other three men?

Samantha McKenna Samantha McKenna 12:23 pm 05 Jun 19

Kylie Jayne Harrison what have used been up to .... lol 😂

Alan D Morton Alan D Morton 11:35 am 05 Jun 19

The lucky country hey...

Jenny Brown Jenny Brown 11:35 am 05 Jun 19

If they came to Australia seeking refuge then send them back.....our tax $ should not go towards their upkeep

Karen Beck Karen Beck 10:41 am 05 Jun 19

Great job

Helen McHugh Helen McHugh 10:13 am 05 Jun 19

Ruth - things was never like this!!!