The accused cocaine dealer is released on bail because his mother paid a $ 1 million bail – after police found 200 kg of drugs in a wardrobe in a dramatic drug bust
- Julian Lee was arrested during a drug bust that raised $ 65 million in cocaine
- His wife Hoang Anh Le was also arrested after their home was raided by police
- Officers confiscated 209 packages containing 205 kg of cocaine in another house
- They also found an unknown amount of MDMA and about $ 200,000 in cash
An accused cocaine dealer arrested during a dramatic multi-million dollar drug bust has been released on bail using his mother’s $ 1 million house as leverage.
Julian Lee, 39, was one of five people arrested on March 30 – including his wife Hoang Anh Le – during a series of raids in Sydney that revealed a $ 65 million drug syndicate.
The fitness instructor reportedly carried a 1.1 kg block of cocaine in his Range Rover on James Street in Leichhardt, west of the city, at 4:00 pm when he was run over by police, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Huu Quyen Andrew Do, 18 and Hieu Minh Nguyen, 21, were also arrested during a vehicle stop shortly after.
The cars were searched by the police, but most drugs were said to have been found in a Fairfield West wardrobe at 4:30 that afternoon.
Julian Lee, 39, was one of five people arrested on March 30 – including his wife Hoang Anh Le – during a series of raids in Sydney discovering a $ 65 million drug syndicate
The fitness instructor reportedly carried a 1.1 kg block of cocaine in his Range Rover on James Street in Leichhardt, west of the city, at 4 pm when he was arrested by police (photo: one of the men killed by the police were arrested)
Officers confiscated 209 packages containing 205 kg of cocaine, an unknown amount of MDMA and approximately $ 200,000 in cash.
A 24-year-old man was arrested at home and charged with three charges of supplying banned drugs and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.
Lee, Do and Nguyen were charged with large commercial drug supply, but Lee’s indictment was lowered by the Supreme Court on Tuesday to further commercial investigation after further investigation.
It is alleged that the 39-year-old was ‘middle management’ in the supply chain.
“People high in the chain do not physically treat the cocaine,” lawyer Avni Djemal told the court.
He also said that prior to the arrest this year, Lee did not have a criminal record and that his involvement in the alleged syndicate was short-lived.
Officers confiscated 209 packages containing 205 kg of cocaine (photo) and an unknown amount of MDMA in a house in Fairfield West
Brick cocaine was found in a wardrobe by police during raids on a Fairfield West home
“It was not known that this man ever surfaced in a long-term investigation,” he said.
Lee was bailed to stay at his mother’s home in Winston Hills, west Sydney.
The property title deed has been placed as a guarantee to ensure that the alleged drug dealer abides by strict bail conditions.
Justice Elizabeth Fullerton ordered him to report daily on bail to Castle Hill police station.
Police also found approximately $ 200,000 in cash at the Fairfield West home, where a 24-year-old man was arrested
Cash seized by police during a $ 65 million drug bust in Sydney in March that led to the arrest of five people
Djemal assured the court that he would only work as a waiter in Canton House – a restaurant owned by his family in North Parramatta.
Ms. Le, 39, was arrested six hours after her husband in the apartment they shared on Clarence Street in Sydney’s CBD.
Police allegedly found a loaded gun, boxes of ammunition, steroids and drugs believed to be cocaine.
She was charged with possession of an unauthorized pistol and four counts of ammunition without a permit / license / authority.
Ms. Le was bailed after her sister bailed $ 50,000 on March 31.
Lee will appear in court again on June 25.