Cocaine, Guns, $1M Cash Seized in Sydney

August 16, 2020 Updated: August 16, 2020

A man has been charged after cocaine, guns and $1 million cash were seized in Sydney’s southwest.

NSW Police officers attached to the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor stopped a car on Aug 14 on the M5 at Riverwood and spoke with the male driver.

Police say they seized five bags of cocaine that were hidden in the door trim of the car, while a supermarket bag – containing $120,000 – was found in the boot.

The 33-year-man was arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station before being transferred to Bankstown Hospital, where he was held under police guard.

A short time later, a search warrant was executed at a home in Harcourt Avenue, East Hills, where police seized $1 million in cash, two semi-automatic pistols and a shotgun, as well as more cocaine.

After being released from hospital, the man was taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was charged with 14 drug and firearm offences,

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Aug 16 where he was remanded in custody to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Aug 19.