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Cocaine, cash, firearm seized in ACT and NSW

Two men faced court today, Saturday 15 May, on charges relating to drug trafficking after ACT Policing and NSW Police executed search warrants in several locations yesterday, 14 May.

The warrants executed in Gilmore, Hume and Phillip in the ACT and Queanbeyan, NSW, yielded trafficable quantities of cocaine, a prohibited firearm and approximately $100,000 in cash suspected of being the proceeds of crime.

Police believe the 29-year-old man arrested in the ACT and the 36-year-old man arrested in NSW yesterday are part of the same criminal syndicate as a 26-year-old man arrested in Belconnen on 30 April 2021.

ACT Policing will continue to investigate drugs and organised crime within the ACT and would like to thank the ACT community for their continued assistance;

Anyone with information about the supply and distribution of drugs in the ACT is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

Two men arrested after Fyshwick assault and robbery

Meanwhile, ACT Policing arrested two men last night, Friday 14 May, after a robbery at a Fyshwick convenience store and service station.

The incident occurred about 9.40pm after the men arrived at the store in a purple Ford Falcon utility with no number plates attached and refused to pre-pay for fuel.

Police will allege the men then stole several items from the store, and assaulted both a staff member and security guard.

A short time later, the utility was located by police on the Monaro Highway, Fyshwick, with major damage from a collision with the guard rail, and facing oncoming traffic in the southbound lanes of the road.

The two alleged offenders were arrested nearby after a short police search.

The men – a 27-year-old Belconnen man on parole, and an 18-year-old from Gordon – both faced charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, aggravated robbery in company, common assault and damaging property at the ACT Magistrates Court today, Saturday 15 May.

Police are seeking dash-cam footage and witnesses to the robbery, the collision, and the attempt by another motorist to render assistance following the collision.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6799082. Information can be provided anonymously.

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