Reptiles discovered in police raid

A CROCODILE wasn't exactly what police expected to find when they burst into a Sydney home looking for drugs this week.

Drug squad detectives raided a western suburbs home on Tuesday morning but the discovery of ecstasy pills, meth and a stolen bike was a little overshadowed by what was hiding in the bedroom.

Inside three large fish tanks, police found a 50cm baby crocodile, carpet python and two turtles.

The reptiles appeared to be healthy and were taken to a wildlife park.

A 21-year-old man was charged with possess protected fauna.

No arrests have been made in relation to the drugs and motorbike.

Later in the day detectives from the same strike force seized 15 g of cocaine, 8 g of ecstasy, about half a litre of steroids, cash and a Subaru WRX sedan which they allege to be proceeds of crime from a home near Penrith.

A 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with the ongoing supply of cocaine, knowingly dealing in proceeds of crime, vehicle rebirthing and property offences.

He was refused bail.

During the third search police found another 300 ecstasy tables and seized three motorbikes and a caravan.
Investigations are continuing.

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