Police name Sawtell drug suspect
ANTHONY John Pinkstone has been named as the Sawtell man arrested by police following the largest drug crime crackdown in NSW history.
The 52-year-old is alleged to be a major player in the Australian drug trade and was arrested in the Sydney suburb of Bexley on Wednesday.
Detectives seized a multi-million dollar Sawtell home, at Heron Place, along with luxury cars and motorcycles believed to be owned by Pinkstone.
His bank accounts have been frozen . . . as the suspected proceeds of crime.
In the Kogarah Local Court, police alleged he was involved in a high level drug syndicate.
Appearing briefly on two counts of supplying commercial quantities of a prohibited drug, he was refused bail and will reappear later this month.
Pinkstone was one of 31 people arrested in simultaneous raids across NSW by strike force Domino.
So far, the Organised Crime Targeting Squad detectives have laid 202 charges following the 37 simultaneous raids.
Police have seized 19.7 kilograms of prohibited drugs, 29kg of precursor chemicals, 5848 tabs of LSD and 30 cannabis plants, as well as eight firearms, a taser and 724 rounds of ammunition.