In Dubbo Local Court, Adam Carnevale, 43, and Caine Rootes, 29, were refused bail while their co-accused Tracey Gould, 38, was granted conditional bail. "Investigations into the syndicate started in February 2019, with initial inquiries leading police to believe it was sourcing drugs - mainly methamphetamine, as well as MDMA and heroin from Sydney, and distributing it to regional towns.In January 2020, police began investigating the syndicate’s links in Sydney and charged 15 people for their alleged involvement, several of whom remain before the courts.Prior to Wednesday's operation, police say they had seized 14 kilograms of methylamphetamine with an estimated street value of $10.5 million, 2.4 kilograms of heroin, 80 litres of GHB, 21 firearms and more than $215,000 in cash.NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller, who was in Wellington on Wednesday morning to oversee the operation, said: "Ice is such a destructive drug, it kills people and it tears families apart – and we know its devastation is particularly evident in our regional communities. 'More than just your average drug bust': police hail arrest of alleged ice syndicate kingpinsPolice have arrested 16 people in the central west and Sydney for their alleged involvement in a drug syndicate. All three were taken to Dubbo police station and charged with cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis, supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug …

"We will be alleging individuals in Wellington had supply links in Sydney, and distributed to the far corners of NSW, reaching towns such as Bourke, Coonamble and Walgett, in the state’s central north, and various remote Indigenous communities too. "They all amount to the one thing and that is they produce profits. A 51-year-old Cessnock man with three counts of supply prohibited drug, and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity. Commissioner Mick Fuller talks to the media outside Dubbo Police Station. It is also alleged the syndicate distributed to various correctional centres. Police will allege in court that this operation has resulted in the dismantling of an organised criminal enterprise involved in the commercial supply of drugs.
Dubbo police say they expect to make further arrests following a six month investigation. Officers seized more than $140,000 cash, a Ford Falcon V8 Supercar, a Holden GTS HT Monaro, a further three cars, seven motorbikes, a tractor and a quad bike - all alleged to be the proceeds of crime. Inquiries under Strike Force Bato continue.

"Wellington gets a bad wrap, people think that ice and Wellington go hand in hand, well I can tell you they don’t," he said.Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said he hoped the police operation would end Wellington's reputation as a drug capital. More at six in your LOCAL NEWS, PRIME7 News. A 54-year-old Cessnock man was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug, and two counts of possess prohibited drug.

Five men aged between 25 and 35 were arrested yesterday with police alleging they have been supplying the drug Alpha PVP, commonly known as 'bath salts', and firearms in the Dubbo region. Three Dubbo men were also charged after the raids. "NSW Police said in a statement more arrests are expected as inquiries continue.Laura is a journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald. Eight people were arrested after five search warrants were simultaneously executed as part of Strike Force Bato, which was formed last July to target commercial cannabis supply from Newcastle, the Hunter and Dubbo. They questioned the female occupant at Orange Police Station after seizing a quantity of white powder suspected of being an illicit drug. An eighth person - a 45-year-old Cessnock man - has been released pending further inquiries. Prior to Wednesday's operation, police say they had seized 14 kilograms of methylamphetamine with an estimated street value of $10.5 million, 2.4 kilograms of heroin, 80 litres of GHB, 21 firearms and more than $215,000 in cash. "Today can mark the start of something new.

A 54-year-old Cessnock man was charged with two counts of supply prohibited drug, and two counts of possess prohibited drug. Those profits get diverted into other illicit activities, including drug manufacture, ice [and] money laundering. Dubbo cannabis drug bust: $10m worth of drug found in rural property. ""My officers are on the frontline dealing with the effects of this drug and the violence it causes every single day and today’s operation is an important milestone in our fight against it. . Share this on Facebook. In Dubbo Local Court, Adam Carnevale, 43, and Caine Rootes, 29, were refused bail while their co-accused Tracey Gould, 38, was granted conditional bail.