In Sydney, an Epping house and several hotel rooms in Darling Harbour were also searched with police seizing gold and silver bullion as well as cash and electronic devices. The operation led to the arrests of Malik McGowan, 25, and Terrell Donelson, 25, Tuesday. Three more men have been arrested under Operation Ironside, including one police allege is a full Comanchero and will face drug charges. Australian police have smashed a Colombian drug ring, which built their own, high-tech laboratory right here in Australia to manufacture cocaine.They say the gang even imported a Colombian chemist to oversee the process, a real-life 'Breaking Bad' character who's now under arrest.More: at 6pm. So far 95 South Australians have been arrested in the major police sting Operation Ironside. He faces charges over drug trafficking and money laundering. He is also charged with manufacturing and trafficking in a controlled drug at Morphett Vale between January 1 and August 19 last year. Issa Boulos aged 35 from Two Wells has been charged Charged with possessing firearms and ammunition without a licence. An Austrian woman has been charged after allegedly swallowing almost 1kg of cocaine held in 124 pellets before travelling to Australia. An alleged drug trafficker has been granted a late night out on bail after being netted in Operation Ironsides AN0M sting. A Sydney man will spend at least eight years behind bars after he was caught importing about 552 kilograms of cocaine hidden in banana pulp. We know the family and their two children, and they are wonderful hard-working people that have never been known to create problems within the community. At the same time, two other men are arrested, in Adelaide and in Sydney. July 12: Via text, Gountounas tells the operative they want to import 100kg instead. The latest person charged under Operation Ironside is accused of laundering more than $640,000 and trafficking drugs in 13 Adelaide suburbs. A US man has been charged after security staff at Sydney Airport allegedly found about two kilograms of methamphetamines in his suitcase. Subscribers with digital access can view this article. Since Sunday, with 1000 officers in the field, NSW Police carried out 33 search warrants across the state and arrested 35 people. "This is a watershed moment in Australian law enforcement history.". Yet what he did next won the judges praise. Watch the latest news and stream for free on 7plus >> The Australian Federal Police said on Tuesday it had seized 3.7 tonnes of drugs, 104 weapons and almost $45 million in cash as part of the operation since 2018. Kuerschnaer and Fraser were both charged with attempting to possess a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug and supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug. Property seized included 3.7 tonnes of drugs, 104 weapons, $44,934,457 million in cash and assets expected to run into millions of dollars. 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If you are searching for an older media release or news item please contact the SAPOL Media Section, telephone (08) 7322 3848 or email Serious and Organised Crime Branch officer in charge Detective Superintendent Stephen Taylor said theseizures and arrests should act as a deterrent to others involved in organised crime rings. "It is an ongoing operation. Australian police have smashed a Colombian drug ring, which built their own, high-tech laboratory right here in Australia to manufacture cocaine.They say the. The health department has warned the brick-shaped tablets could increase the risk of toxic effects. By FBI agents, assisted by state and local police, conducted a wide-ranging series of drug raids in the Alle-Kiski Valley early Thursday. According to JPD, the department's C.A.T. Another 33 people have been arrested since the mafia and bikie underworldjoint operation with the Australian Federal Police (AFP)began in February 2020. See the full list. They will appear in court today on charges of drug dealing, money laundering and other conspiracy charges. October 23: One of the conspirators sends the police operative a text saying they have buyers who will pay $80,000 a kilo for the drugs. Watch 7NEWS nightly at 6pm and weekdays at 11:30am and 4pm on Channel 7 and 7plus.#7NEWS #BREAKINGNEWS We never thought that Apostle would be involved in something like this. Operation Ironside was part of a global . "The Australian Government, as part of a global operation, has struck a heavy blow against organised crime - not just in this country, but one that will echo around organised crime around the world," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. Prabhal Sharma was in the grips of a psychotic episode after going on a drug-affected bender and murdering his wife and daughter, a court has heard. June 14: One of the men asks the police operative if he can show another syndicate member how to prepare the products for importation. October 31: Police operative informs one of the conspirators that the 101kg has arrived in Sydney. Police have warned of reprisals and conflict following a major operation that led to the arrest of more than 100 leading crime figures. Drugs seized included 90 kilograms of methamphetamine, 50 litres of fantasy, 350kg of cannabis and 10,000 ecstasy tablets. The comments below have not been moderated, By Across South Australia, 40 arrests were made yesterday as more than 460 police searched 80 residential and business premises. A young man arrested under Operation Ironside was allegedly directed by a senior Comanchero as a cashier to launder more than $4m in drug money. "Officers found another hydroponic cannabis crop of 18 plants and one pound of cannabis bud," police said. 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Drug kingpins, teen dealers, an arsonist and wannabe bikies these are the people already doing jail time in Adelaide, taken down by global sting Operation Ironside. To improve your experience. The mobile phones, which were bought on the black market, could not make calls or send emails. Shortly afterwards, Cheung was arrested at a house in Epping, a suburb north west of Sydney, while Gountounas was arrested at a house in Collinswood in Adelaide. From Stirling to Seaton, Mawson Lakes to Mount Barker, see the home suburbs of more than 40 South Australians charged in the Operation Ironside police sting. A Lamborghini seized as part of the operation. The architects of the sting of the century may give evidence in court as men accused of conspiring to import a tonne of cocaine into Australia launch a legal challenge. The next phase of the AN0M bust is about to begin with 160 Australians targeted by cops, who analysed millions of encrypted messages. The pre-dawn operation on Thursday set off gunfights and roadblocks across the Mexican city. the interested party replies. November 1: The informant and a conspirator arrange for handover of the drugs the next day. The encrypted communications which allegedly included plots to kill, mass drug trafficking and gun distribution - were decrypted from a platform covertly run by the FBI. Can they charge a fee instead? Officers received information about the manufacturing of methylamphetamine at a unit in Lidcombe, yesterday. Broikos graduated from St Ignatius in 2020 and appears in several of the schools sports reports documenting his time playing in the first XI soccer team. After his gambling and drinking led to money problems, Timothy Barkla agreed to store drugs in his kitchen for someone else. 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A 29-year-old who posed as a food delivery driver and tried to smuggle illegal opioids into an Adelaide medi-hotel has . See inside the bedroom of an Operation Ironside drug courier busted with a massive amount of heroin in the Adelaide Hills who then thanked a judge for his jail time. "The relationship we've been able to draw on, particularly with the FBI but other agencies across the world, has led to the most significant operation in policing history here in Australia. A man has died of a suspected drug overdose and 12 other people were hospitalised after drug-related reactions at a music festival in Sydney. The latest person charged under Operation Ironside is accused of laundering more than $640,000 and trafficking drugs in 13 Adelaide suburbs. "Today, the Australian Government, as part of a global operation, has struck a heavy blow against organised crime - not just in this country, but one that will echo around organised crime around the world," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. Police in Thailand have caught up with a suspected drug kingpin who they say underwent extensive plastic surgery in order to look like a Korean man. Largest number of organised crime arrests in one day in SA as part of Operation Ironside app sting. Emily was studying law when she had to go to court. The mother of Cronulla Sharks star Nicho Hynes has faced court today after playing an alleged role in a heroin supply chain. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. THE Aussies arrested for conspiring to import 100kg of ice and 500kg of cocaine met with an undercover officer who tipped off Mexican police to replace their haul with salt. Three men allegedly running a dial-a-dealer drug syndicate in Sydney's Inner West have been arrested and charged. The arrests in Adelaide werepart of athree-year collaboration between the AFPand the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Dimitrous "Jimmy" Gountounas, 41, was arrested on Thursday as part of co-ordinated raids in Adelaide and Sydney. The list is long and sadly another three Greek Australians have been identified and arrested during the operation. Accused drug kingpins arrested under Operation Ironside have won a significant legal battle that may allow them to hide their riches from police. The man died in jail, having gained 117kg after suffering poor mental health and being medicated for severe pain. Theodore Tasman Broikos has been charged with possessing illegal firearms, ammunition and silencers as well as trafficking in a large commercial quantity of a controlled drug. An encrypted app at the heart of an international law enforcement operation was illegal from the start and federal police have been breaking the law, lawyers for two alleged senior organised crime figures claim. The next phase of the AN0M bust is about to begin . Here's what we know, Vanuatu hit by two cyclones and twin earthquakes in two days. He was remanded in custody and NSW police are expected to ask for his extradition next week. 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An entire temple of Buddhist monks have been dismissed from their posting in Thailand after they all tested positive to methamphetamine. Louise Starkey For Daily Mail Australia, Police bust drug syndicate in Vic and Tas, Australia is set to offer tens of thousands of 'safe haven' visas to Hong Kong residents who want to flee China's draconian security laws, Isabel Oakeshott receives 'menacing' message from Matt Hancock, Insane moment river of rocks falls onto Malibu Canyon in CA, Mom who lost both sons to fentanyl blasts laughing Biden, Pavement where disabled woman gestured at cyclist before fatal crash, Pro-Ukrainian drone lands on Russian spy planes exposing location, 'Buster is next!' Mr Kershaw said the AFP and FBI secretly used an encrypted platform known as AN0M during the operation. Across Victoria, hundreds of officers carried out 37 search warrants and conducted 32 arrests. Property seized included 3.7 tonnes of drugs, 104 weapons, $44,934,457 million in cash and assets expected to run into millions of dollars. The AFP said it also acted on 20 threats to kill, potentially saving the lives of a significant number of innocent bystanders, with intelligence handed to state police agencies which took immediate action. "I have a cargo ship with captain on side too they want to throw over load as they leave. Four members of the Nomad bikie gang, including two chapter presidents, have been arrested and charged after police raided seven properties. Nationwide News Pty Ltd 2023. I think the whole Greek Australian community is still in shock, a Greek Australian source who wished to remain anonymous told Neos Kosmos. "Organised crime, particularly the OMCG, is about violence, drugs and beating the system," Assistant Commissioner Harvey said. Police allege the three men imported 1.5 tonnes of methamphetamine and 450 kilograms of cocaine into Australia across the last 18 months. Prosecutors say Tereapii Pokoina quit his job on the day a huge cocaine shipment arrived, proving he wasnt just an exploited stooge. More News. It could only send messages to another device that had the organised crime app. These men include a 40-year-old from Munno Para West, a 39-year-old from Magil and a 37-year-old from Hope Valley. According to the Vancouver Sun, "The Brothers Keepers gang was started on the Lower Mainland almost four years ago by Gavinder Grewal, who took the name from a line uttered by Wesley Snipes's character in the 1991 movie New Jack City.Grewal got his new gang name tattooed across his upper chest in stylized script, as did other original members of the gang." He said many of the arrests had targeted people associated with the Comancheros outlaw motorcycle gang, with nine patched members in cuffs, including the group's sergeant-at-arms. SA Police Assistant Commissioner Peter Harvey said460 police searched 80 premises, mostly in connection with the Comancheros outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG). NSW Police co-ordinated with the US Drug Enforcement Administration, Mexican Police, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and South Australian Police to make the arrests and seize a shipment of ice before it left Mexico.