Additional 7 people charged as part of Strike Force Cecum – Murray River PD

Police have charged an additional 7 people, as part of an operation targeting illicit drug and tobacco supply in the state’s south.

In March 2024 Strike Force Cecum was established to investigate the alleged ongoing supply of prohibited drugs and illicit tobacco within the Murray River Police District.

The operation ran between Wednesday 3 July 2024 and Thursday 4 July 2024, and involved officers from the Southern Region Enforcement Squad, with assistance provided from POLAir, the Dog Unit, officers attached to the Murray River Police District and NSW Health.

During the two-day operation, police charged 16 people with 35 offences and executed 12 search warrants in Albury, Lavington and Howlong.

Further investigations led to an additional 7 people being arrested for 13 offences on Friday (5 July 2024).