Alleged drug dealer crashes 270kg of ice into parked cop car

 

AN alleged Sydney drug dealer transporting more than $200m of ice has come unstuck after he crashed into a parked police car in front of a Sydney police station.

Police said the 28-year-old was driving a Toyota Hi-ace van when he ran up the back of a police car in front of Eastwood police station at 10:30am on Monday.

Police uncovered 270kg of methylamphetamine. Picture: NSW Police Media
Police uncovered 270kg of methylamphetamine. Picture: NSW Police Media


Soon after an inspector from a neighbouring police command pulled over a van in Church Street Ryde and after speaking to the driver searched the van.

After moving some boxes in the back and opening them he allegedly found a substance police believe to be crystal meth.

The man allegedly told police he was just transporting food around the city.

"Presumptive testing returned a positive indicator for methamphetamine," a police spokesman said.

CCTV footage shows the car hitting the police vehicles. Picture: NSW Police Media
CCTV footage shows the car hitting the police vehicles. Picture: NSW Police Media

"In total, police seized 273kg of ice, which has an estimated potential street value of more than $200 million."

The 28-year-old driver from Berala was arrested and taken to Ryde police station where he was charged with large commercial drug supply, negligent driving, and not give particulars to police.

The drugs have an estimated street value of $200 million. Picture: NSW Police Media
The drugs have an estimated street value of $200 million. Picture: NSW Police Media

He is due in Burwood Local Court on Tuesday.

Detectives from the Drug and Firearms Squad are now also helping with the investigation.

Police are asking motorists who may have dashcam footage of the van anywhere in the Ryde-Eastwood area on Monday to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

The van crashing into this police car is where it all came undone. Picture: NSW Police Media
The van crashing into this police car is where it all came undone. Picture: NSW Police Media
A man was eventually arrested in a neighbouring suburb. Picture: NSW Police Media
A man was eventually arrested in a neighbouring suburb. Picture: NSW Police Media
Police allegedly uncovered numerous boxes in the back of the van. Picture: NSW Police Media
Police allegedly uncovered numerous boxes in the back of the van. Picture: NSW Police Media