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Numerous charged - Strike Force Woora

Friday, 24 March 2017 08:13:59 PM

Police have arrested and charged sixteen further people over alleged drug supply in the Lake Illawarra region.

In October 2016, officers from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command and Wollongong Local Area Command formed Strike Force Worra to investigate the supply of illicit drugs.

As a result of Strike Force inquiries, on Wednesday 15 March 2017, about 100 police from Lake Illawarra, Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Far South Coast, and The Hume Local Area Command executed eight search warrants in Port Kembla, Unanderra Warrawong, Cringila, Warilla and Corrimal.

As a result numerous people were arrested and charged.

This week saw Strike Force detectives arrest and charge a further 16 people in relation to drug supply matters, including ten men and six females.

The 16 persons were charged with a total of 38 charges relating to the supply of prohibited drugs.

The total number of persons charged under Strike Force Worra to date is 40.

Inquiries by Strike Force Woora are continuing and further arrests are likely.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.