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Police smash street-level heroin supply network in Sydney

(Xinhua)

15:44, August 16, 2012

SYDNEY, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Nine people have been arrested following an operation in Sydney's west that has smashed a major street-level heroin supply network, Australia's New South Wales Police said on Thursday.

Operation Monson was established in April 2012 to investigate the supply of heroin in the Parramatta area, police said.

Following extensive investigations, police raided three properties in the Sydney suburbs of Merrylands and Parramatta on Wednesday.

Five men were arrested in the raids following the seizure of cannabis, drug paraphernalia and other suspicious property, police said.

Another four people were arrested on Thursday morning and are helping police with their inquiries.

Assistant Commissioner Denis Clifford said investigations are ongoing as police will continue to remove drugs from the streets in the area.

"Ongoing investigations are certain to lead to further arrests and charges," he said.
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