Police claim they have "smashed" an alleged drug ring, with 12 people now before the courts after they were arrested in a series of raids this week in Wellington.
The men and women all appeared in Dubbo Local Court where 10 of the accused were denied bail by the magistrate.
Among the arrests was 34-year-old Kyle Anthony Thompson, who police will allege was a senior member of the criminal syndicate and facilitated the supply of a commercial quantity of ice to numerous regional communities.
He faces life behind bars if found guilty of supplying more than a large commercial quantity of drugs.
Thompson has been charged with a raft of offences including knowingly directing activities of a criminal group; two counts of knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime; several counts of supplying a prohibited drug of various amounts including commercial dealing; possessing unregistered firearms - one that is prohibited; and two counts of corruptly giving or offering to give an agent benefit.
He made no bid for bail and it was refused. His case has now been adjourned until July 23.
Several other co-accused arrested this week have also been ordered to appear back in court on the same date to face a number of drug charges.
It's estimated $10 million worth of drugs were taken off the streets.- NSW Police Spokesperson
Herbert John Elemes, Kenneth James Everson, Nathan John Thompson, Sharria Termecia Thompson and Robert John Redding did not apply for bail, and it was formally refused.
They will reappear before the court at later dates.
Murray Ernest Bush and Brendan Charles Higgins were taken into custody, after being refused bail. They will remain behind bars ahead of their next court dates in the coming months.
Co-accused Danielle Louise Follett and Tara Elizabeth Follett had their bail refused, while Daniel Roy Barrow and Phillip Dowd were granted conditional bail to reappear in July - the only two released.
Police allege the arrests have resulted in the complete dismantling and 'smashing' of a significant methamphetamine, MDMA and other drug syndicate operating out of the Wellington area.
Police estimate $10 million worth of drugs has been taken off the streets during their operation.
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