A Bonnyrigg Heights man has confessed to his involvement in a drug ring running high quality methylamphetamine and cocaine between Sydney and the Illawarra.
Kevin Yeh Wong was one of several men arrested in August 2016 over the syndicate, which dealt in large quantities of drugs .
Court documents reveal detectives attached to Lake Illawarra local area command began monitoring one of Wong’s co-accused in January 2016 while investigating drug supply in the region.
They discovered Wong was the man’s “upline supplier”, prompting them to widen their investigation, which used undercover operatives to carry out deals while the telephones of each of the accused people were being secretly monitored.
Police say Wong first made an appearance in their investigation in April when an undercover officer was at a house in Port Kembla to buy an ounce of ice.
The officer was required to negotiate the purchase with his original contact and Wong. They eventually agreed on a price of $5,000 for 27 grams. An analysis revealed the drug had a purity of 81 per cent.
The following month the officer and Wong made arrangements for a further ounce to be purchased for the same price.
The deal was carried out at Hungry Jacks at Haywards Bay on May 26.
It again had a similar purity to the earlier batch.
A further four deals took place in Jun, all of which involved the exchange of two ounces (55 grams) for $8,500 respectively. Two of the deals took place at a house in Warilla, while the other occurred in the car parks of fast food outlets in Sydney.
By July, the deals increased in size and worth, with the undercover officer and Wong negotiating to sale of two ounces of ice and two ounces of cocaine for a combined price of $22,500.
Three such deals were carried out in July, along with a number of smaller exchanges. The court heard each time the deals took place, the drugs were handed to the undercover officer in vacuum sealed bags.
Wong was arrested in August while carrying out his biggest deal yet with the undercover officer – six ounces of cocaine (167 grams) and two ounces of ice, worth a combined $50,000.
Wong was charged with a host of drug supply offences to which he pleaded guilty in Wollongong Local Court recently.
He was remanded in custody to face sentencing next month.