South Coast detectives have charged two men following a six month investigation into an alleged large-scale drug supply network and seized more than $100,000 worth of ice.
Wollongong and Lake Illawarra police were involved in simultaneous raids on four South Coast properties on Tuesday.
South Coast Police District Commander, Superintendent Stephen Hegarty said more than 300g of methamphetamine was located and three men were arrested, one later released without charge.
Investigators, with the support of specialist officers from Rapto South, executed search warrants on properties in Nowra, Bomaderry and Moruya.
Officers located and seized a Holden Commodore suspected to be the proceeds of crime, several mobile phones, a stolen KTM motorcycle, a replica toy pistol, drug paraphernalia and other items including credit cards, gift cards and Ipads suspected of being stolen, Mr Hegarty said.
All items were secured for forensic analysis.
A 43-year old man was arrested at a home in Nowra and charged with four counts of supply prohibited drug, two counts of supply prohibited drug ongoing basis and two counts of possess prohibited drug.
He was refused bail to appear before Nowra Local Court on Wednesday.
A 56-year-old man arrested at a home in Moruya was charged with three counts of supply prohibited drug.
He was granted conditional bail to appear before Moruya Local Court on August 9.
South Coast Police District Commander, Superintendent Stephen Hegarty said the arrests are a culmination of a lengthy investigation by dedicated regional detectives.
The charges carry a maximum jail sentence of 20 years, he said.
"Investigators from Nowra, Lake Illawarra and Wollongong have been involved in numerous inquiries with the objective of shutting down a significant drug supply operation on the south coast," he said.
The ice was "destined for South Coast streets".
"My officers have succeeded in disrupting the supply of a large quantity of illicit drugs."
"I urge anyone with information about the manufacture or supply of illegal drugs to contact police immediately. Callers should contact their local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000," Supt Hegarty said.
Strike Force Carex was established in December 2018 to investigate a suspected organised methylamphetamine ('Ice') syndicate operating in Nowra, Moruya and surrounding areas.
Further arrests are expected.