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Drug raid in Russell Vale

TWO men and a woman are in custody following the execution of a search warrant in Russell Vale today. 

The warrant was part of Strike Force Bunnal, an ongoing investigation by police from Wollongong Local Area Command into the supply of prohibited drugs in the area. 

Three warrants were executed simultaneously about 9.30am today (Tuesday November 10).

Two warrants were executed at home units in Phillips Avenue, West Wollongong. Both these units are located in the same building.

Officers also searched a house in Collaery Road, Russell Vale. 

During the searches, police seized quantities of heroin, cannabis and methylamphetamine (“ice”), along with cash, drug paraphernalia and other items relevant to the investigation. 

At one of the home units in Phillips Avenue, police arrested a 44-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman. A second man, aged 58, was arrested at the other home unit. 

All three people have been taken to Wollongong Police Station, where they are assisting police with their inquiries. 

Strike Force Bunnal is an ongoing investigation. 

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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