The kingpin of a large-scale drug syndicate operating out of Wellington has pleaded guilty to distributing drugs across regional NSW.
Kyle Anthony Thompson, 35, was arrested in May 2020 after a police conducted a series of dawn raids at more than 20 properties across NSW as part of Strike Force Pinnacle.
The syndicate was busted by the 14-month undercover police operation sourcing ice, heroin and MDMA from Sydney and supplied it out of Wellington, NSW.
In May 2020, Acting Assistant Commissioner Peter McKenna said police estimated $10 million worth of drugs were taken off the streets.
He said the syndicate had far-reaching tentacles into the Central West, including in Bourke, Walgett, Cobar and some correctional centres.
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In Dubbo Local Court on Thursday, Thompson appeared via audio-visual link from jail and pleaded guilty to multiple charges.
Thompson pleaded guilty to knowingly directing the activities of a criminal group, knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, supply a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, possess more than three prohibited firearms and corruptly give or offer to give an agent a benefit.
A number of other charges were withdrawn.
Magistrate Gary Wilson accepted Thompson's pleas, and the case was adjourned to the Dubbo District Court for a sentence date.
The matter will return to court in December.