A Croom man, arrested as part of Tuesday’s police raids across Sydney and the Illawarra, has been granted bail but ordered to post a $500,000 surety and surrender his passport.
Djordie Zoran Bubanja fronted Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday, charged with supplying a large commercial quantity of drugs.
Police say the 48-year-old sold more than three kilograms of prohibited drug Nexus between November 15 and November 21, 2011, in Kiama.
Magistrate Doug Dick granted Bubanja strict conditional bail, requiring him to hand over his passport and not enter any international departure points.
Bubanja has also been ordered to report to police daily, abide by a curfew and provide a $500,000 surety.
He is set to reappear in court on May 15.
Police arrested and charged 19 men in dawn raids across the Illawarra, Port Stephens and Sydney on Tuesday, the culmination of a two-year investigation into organised crime groups’ supply lines.
Strike Force Alistair was jointly run by the NSW Police Force and the NSW Crime Commission, targeting senior members of the Hells Angels, Comanchero and Rebels bikie gangs, as well as Asian and Balkan crime groups.
Guns, drugs, cash and luxury items, including a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and 30 cases of Grange wine, were seized from 30 properties around the state.
The strike force is ongoing and detectives anticipate there will be further arrests and charges.