Further raids conducted in Goulburn

Update: Thursday, Oct 23, 9:30am

Police have raided three further properties in Goulburn this morning as part of a four-month investigation into drug supply in the area.

Strike Force Coull was established in mid-2014 to investigate illicit drug supply in the Goulburn area, and comprises of detectives from The Hume Local Area Command Drug Unit.

About 8.45am today (Thursday 23 October 2014), Strike Force Coull officers executed search warrants in Francis, Elm and Avoca Streets.

A male and a female have been taken into custody and are assisting police with their inquiries.

Today’s raids follow search warrants earlier in the week, where officers from Strike Force Coull arrested 15 people and laid over 150 charges.

Investigations by Strike Force Coull officers continue and anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Update: Tuesday Oct 21, 1:40pm

TWELVE people have been arrested, and drugs and a firearm have been seized in police raids across properties in Goulburn and Sydney this morning.

Eight search warrants were executed between 6.45am and 9am in the raids conducted by Strike Force Coull officers, detectives from the Hume Local Area Command Drug Unit, with the assistance of Strike Force Raptor, Dog Unit and Southern Region detectives.

An ounce and a half of methamphetamines, believed to be the drug Ice was seized along with an estimated two kilograms of cannabis.

A firearm, a sum of cash, minor drugs and other property were also seized for investigation according to Hume Local Area Command Detective Inspector Chad Gillies in a statement to the media.

Nothing was found to suggest manufacturing was involved.

The raids come after a four month investigation into illicit drug supply, known as Strike Force Coull.

Four men and six women in ages ranging from their early 20s to early 50s are now expected to face Goulburn magistrates court later this afternoon tomorrow morning.

Two will face Parramatta magistrates.

Over 100 drug related charges are expected to be laid against the 12 people, including the ongoing supply of illicit drugs and supply indictable quantity of illicit drug offences.

Seven search warrants were executed at homes on Churchill Avenue, Werriwa Street, Taralga Road, Broughton Street, Howard Boulevarde, Barry Crescent, and Joshua Street, Goulburn. 

An eighth search warrant was executed at a home on Coleman Street, Carlingford, where methylamphetamine and about three litres of a liquid, believed to be GBL, were allegedly seized.

 “Today’s search warrants and arrests are the result of ongoing investigative work, and I commend each and every officer who worked tirelessly over the last four months to get to today’s results,” Hume Local Area Command, Detective Inspector Chad Gillies said.

 “While a significant amount of illicit drugs have been taken off the streets, today’s arrests are by no means the end of Strike Force Coull investigations, which will continue.

“As we continue to investigate illicit drug supply in the Goulburn area, I urge anyone with information to come forward and contact us,” he said.

Hume Local Area Command, Detective Inspector Chad Gillies.

Hume Local Area Command, Detective Inspector Chad Gillies.

Original release:

Police have raided eight properties in Goulburn and Sydney today, following a four month investigation into illicit drug supply, and resulting in the arrest of 10 people and illicit drugs seized.

Strike Force Coull was established in mid-2014 to investigate illicit drug supply in the Goulburn area and comprised of detectives from The Hume Local Area Command Drug Unit.

Following investigations, between 6.45am and 9am today (Tuesday 21 October 2014), Strike Force Coull officers, with the assistance of officers from The Hume Local Area Command, Strike Force Raptor, Dog Unit and Southern Region detectives, executed eight search warrants.

Seven search warrants were executed at homes on Churchill Avenue, Werriwa Street, Taralga Road, Broughton Street, Howard Boulevarde, Barry Crescent, and Joshua Street, Goulburn.

During the Goulburn warrants, officers allegedly seized methylamphetamine, cannabis, cash and property. Ten people – four men and six women – were arrested and have been taken to Goulburn Police Station.

Over 100 drug-related charges are expected to be laid against the 10 people, including the ongoing supply of illicit drugs and supply indictable quantity of illicit drugs offences.

An eighth search warrant was executed at a home on Coleman Street, Carlingford, where methylamphetamine and about three litres of a liquid, believed to be GBL, were allegedly seized.

The Hume Local Area Command, Detective Inspector Chad Gillies, said today’s search warrants and arrests were the result of months of hard work.

“Today’s search warrants and arrests are the result of ongoing investigative work, and I commend each and every officer who worked tirelessly over the last four months to get to today’s results,” Detective Inspector Gillies said.

“While a significant amount of illicit drugs have been taken off the streets, today’s arrests are by no means the end of Strike Force Coull investigations, which will continue.

“As we continue to investigate illicit drug supply in the Goulburn area, I urge anyone with information to come forward and contact us,” he said.

Update from official press conference to come...

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