An alleged drug ring supplying cannabis-infused cakes and sweets through an online marketplace has been taken down by NSW police.
Detectives have charged five men and two women over their alleged involvement in supplying drugs – including drug-infused baked goods.
Officers found jelly lollies, chocolate and baked goods, along with cannabis and cannabis oil during a raid of a Sydney home on Sunday.
Superintendent Paul Carrett says online drug supply isn’t new but it remains challenging for police, and people should be wary.
“The sale of drug-infused goods in what looks like unsuspecting food items poses a significant risk to the community,” he said.
“Not only are these drugs illegal, they are also incredibly dangerous – you simply don’t know what you’re taking or how it will affect your health.”
Two 28-year-old Taiwanese men have been charged supplying prohibited drugs and dealing with proceeds of crime. One is also accused of possessing prohibited drugs.
A 27-year-old Taiwanese woman was also charged with possessing and supplying a prohibited drug and dealing with the proceeds of crime.
Police will allege the trio were involved in the supply of cannabis-infused baked goods through the website.
A 25-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were later charged with supplying prohibited drugs, dealing with proceeds of crime and participating in a criminal group.
Police allege the pair delivered the cannabis-infused sweeta to users at locations in Sydney’s inner-city between July and August 2020.
Detectives have also arrested two French nationals during the ongoing investigation.
The pair, 31 and 30, are accused of supplying and possessing a prohibited drug and participating in a criminal group.
Police allege both also supplied MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy.
– with AAP