Quakers Hill men arrested for supplying, dealing cannabis as part of interstate drug ring

Bags of cannabis plants at Dee Why police station, as part of a separate investigation. Picture: James Alcock
Bags of cannabis plants at Dee Why police station, as part of a separate investigation. Picture: James Alcock

Two Quakers Hill men have been charged for allegedly taking part in an interstate cannabis trafficking syndicate.

The men, aged 48 and 21, were arrested at Parramatta police station on Thursday.

Their arrest was part of a major investigation by police in Queensland, NSW and South Australia, with the assistance of federal agencies.

Police searched 33 properties and made 23 arrests on Thursday. In NSW they seized cannabis plants, more than $50,000 cash, documents and packaging equipment.

Michael Le Gay Brereton, 48, was charged with supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, cultivating a prohibited plant, dealing with the proceeds of crime, and knowingly directing the activities of a criminal group.

He was refused bail at Parramatta local court today, and is due to appear at Penrith local court on June 23.

The younger Quakers Hill man was charged with drug supply and possession, and participating in a criminal group. He was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Parramatta local court on Wednesday, July 12.

The investigation is ongoing.