Police will allege an Olympic swimmer was the top of a significant legal syndicate concerned in the availability of $2 million of ice hidden in candles.
On Tuesday, police arrested two males, together with Mr Miller, 45, following an investigation into the continued provide of greater than $2 million, or at the least 4kg, price of ice.
Police have additionally seized one other 2kg of what they think is a prohibited drug that’s present process testing, bringing the estimated avenue worth as much as $3 million.
Mr Miller was arrested at his waterfront house in Rozelle whereas one other man, 47, was detained at a house in Balmain on Tuesday morning.
Officers raided a enterprise in Bankstown, and two houses throughout Rozelle and Balmain, earlier than the 2 males have been arrested. Each males have been taken to Newtown Police Station.
The pair might be charged with supplying a big business amount of prohibited medication. Mr Miller can even be charged with directing a legal syndicate and the 47-year-old man might be charged with taking part in a legal syndicate.
Police will allege the pair hid 4kg of the drug often called ‘ice’ inside candles. It’s believed eight candles, every with 500g of ice hidden inside them, was intercepted in a automobile on its option to Albury in regional NSW.
“The ice (contained in the candles) is of very excessive purity … it was moulded contained in the glass in every candle,” Medicine and Firearms Squad commander, Detective Superintendent John Watson mentioned.
Superintendent Watson mentioned police would allege Mr Miller was the top of the syndicate and it was the principle provider of ice in Albury, a metropolis that has been ravished by the widespread provide of the drug.
“This was not a small operation; they have been effectively organised and effectively financed,” he mentioned. “Have been intent on delivering demise and distress proper all through the state and in explicit Albury.
“Regional NSW has been hit laborious with ice this explicit syndicate was intent on contributing to that.”
Superintendent Watson anticipates extra arrests might come, probably in Albury.
“We gained‘t be ruling out extra arrests and the investigation is alive and ongoing,” he mentioned. “They’re necessary arrests for us as a result of it (permits us) to get these medication off the streets.”
Detectives launched an investigation earlier in the yr in a bid to crack down on the availability of prohibited medication, primarily methylamphetamine, throughout NSW.
Mr Miller was briefly married to TV character Charlotte Dawson between 1999 and 2000.
He gained a silver and bronze medal on the 1996 Summer time Olympics. Investigations are ongoing.