An upscale Japanese restaurant in the Crown Sydney complex has reportedly lost some of its most generous kippers after a group of men were arrested in a series of police raids.
Agents broke into buildings in Sydney and Wollongong last week and reportedly discovered designer-brand drugs, bags of cash and luxury cars.
Six men were arrested in the raids, in which one man in the photo was dragged from a house in Gucci slides, while another was handcuffed in his underwear.
According to an insider within the restaurant who with the Sunday Telegraph, some of the men arrested – called the ‘Gucci gang’ – ate at the establishment every week, leaving ‘huge tips’ on their bills.
“They always paid in cash and spent an average of $ 20,000 when they came in with their friends,” they said.
Sister men were arrested after police raided homes in Sydney and Wollongong last week and allegedly discovered brand drugs, bags of cash and luxury cars (photo: two of the men arrested)
NSW police allege they have arrested an alleged criminal syndicate linked to motorcyclists accused of trafficking illegal drugs and weapons
Some of the men arrested were reportedly regulars – and generous tippers – of a Japanese restaurant in the Crown Sydney complex (pictured)
Police allege they confiscated weapons, 12.5 kg of illegal drugs with a combined street value of $ 12 million, $ 1.2 million in cash, Rolex watches, Louis Vuitton sunglasses, and even Christian Dior-plated cocaine stones. have taken.
Investigators had been investigating drug supplies and alleged criminal activity in the south of the state since September 2019.
Police allege that a criminal syndicate was supplying illegal drugs – mainly cocaine, MDMA and methylamphetamine – in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, south-west Sydney, and on the south coast.
In February, Strike Force Gommera was formed to investigate the syndicate’s link with Sydney-based outlaw motorcycle gangs.
Detectives had been investigating drug deliveries and alleged criminal activity in the south of the state since September 2019 – they reportedly found Dior-branded cocaine and a Rolex watch
The men were taken away from their homes in Sydney and Wollongong, full of luxury cars
Agents seized more than $ 1 million in cash, three firearms with ammunition, four luxury cars, jewelry valued at more than $ 1 million, electronic devices, 100 gallons of chemicals used in the manufacture of illegal drugs, and items that matched their stock.
The 12.5 kg of illegal drugs included cocaine, MDMA and ice with a street value of more than $ 12 million.
Last Wednesday, a 36-year-old man was arrested in a parking lot in Bulli.
Officers then raided properties in Dover Heights, Miranda, Revesby, Pyrmont, Peakhurst, Rose Bay, Taren Point and Zetland.
Louis Vuitton sunglasses were among the items seized in Sydney and Wollongong raids, police allege, as well as bags of cash
Police are said to have found $ 1.2 million in cash during the Sydney and Wollongong raids
Police allege a syndicate supplied drugs, mainly cocaine, MDMA and methylamphetamine (ice), on Sydney’s east, southwest and south coasts (pictured, white crystals in a bucket allegedly found during the raids)
Another five men – aged 26, 28, 31, 31 and 47 – were arrested and charged with drug and firearms offenses.
The 47-year-old was charged with supplying a large commercial quantity of a banned drug, supplying a commercial quantity of a banned drug, participating in a criminal group and handling the proceeds of crime.
A 31-year-old was charged with supplying a large commercial quantity of a banned drug, supplying a commercial quantity of a banned drug, and directing the activities of a criminal group.
All were denied bail and appeared before various courts on Thursday.