NSW Police allege that two men who faced court today are involved in the trafficking of methylamphetamine to the Far North Coast region.
The arrests were made following a four-month joint investigation into the trafficking of illicit drugs on the State’s Central Coast and interstate.
Strike Force Chainmail was established in February this year and comprises detectives from the State Crime Command Drug Squad and Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command.
It is alleged that during the investigation police have identified a syndicate involved in the trafficking of methylamphetamine on the NSW Central Coast and Far North Coast, as well as in Western Australia.
So far, six people have been charged by Strike Force Chainmail, with inquiries ongoing and further arrests expected.
During the investigation to date, detectives have seized illicit drugs worth an estimated potential street value of $220,000.
As a result of the extensive inquiries, police stopped a vehicle as it drove from a car park on the Pacific Highway at Doyalson shortly before 1pm yesterday.
Two men were arrested at the vehicle, whilst another man was arrested following a short foot pursuit.
A glass jar, which police will allege was discarded during the foot pursuit, was located by officers and allegedly contained a quantity of methylamphetamine.
Meanwhile, during a search of the car police will allege they located a sum of cash.
All three men were taken to The Entrance Police Station where they were questioned by strike force detectives.
A 37-year-old Lake Munmorah man was charged with three counts of supply prohibited drug, and one count of supply commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.
A Gold Coast man, also aged 37, was charged with knowingly take part in supply of prohibited drug.
Both men appeared in Wyong Local Court today and were refused bail to reappear in July.
Meanwhile, the third man was released without charge.
Inquiries by Strike Force Chainmail are ongoing, and any members of the public with information about the supply of illicit drugs are urged to contact their nearest police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.