Large-scale drug laboratory found on rural property near Braidwood

Two men have been charged following the discovery of a large-scale clandestine laboratory on a rural property at Harolds Cross.

In August 2019, detectives from the State Crime Command's Drug and Firearms Squad, assisted by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and South Australia Police, established Strike Force Bluffview to investigate the manufacture and supply of methylamphetamine (ice).

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives, with assistance from Australian Federal Police, executed a crime scene warrant at a rural property at Harolds Cross, about 30km south west of Braidwood, just after 8.30am on Saturday (11 January 2020).

During the warrant, strike force investigators located 45 litres of methylamphetamine oil and a large-scale clandestine laboratory in several sheds.

AFP tactical officers arrested two men at the property - a 37-year-old man from Seaford Rise, South Australia, and a 38-year-old man from Bill Hill, NSW.

They have been charged with manufacturing a prohibited drug (large commercial quantity) and are due to re-appear at Queanbeyan Local Court later on Monday, January 13.

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