A BMW X5 that caused a multi-vehicle crash in Dundas contained a kilogram of the drug ice, which had exchanged hands at a south-west Sydney hotel on Monday, police allege.
The vehicle was the subject of a targeted stop, as part of an interstate investigation into the supply of ice.
A man and two women were arrested when investigators from the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad attempted to stop the car on Silverwater Road, Dundas, shortly after 2pm on Monday.
The attempt led to a multiple-vehicle collision when the BMW failed to stop near an intersection.
Shortly after police located and seized a kilogram of ice inside the vehicle.
Both women were later released, pending further inquiries.
The 49-year-old man in the car, from Queensland, was taken to Westmead Hospital, before he was later charged with large commercial drug supply and using a weapon (a car) to avoid apprehension.
He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday.
Another man, Mohamed Ghanem, 34, was also arrested on Monday afternoon, after police searched his vehicle and his home in Greenacre, seizing mobile phones and almost $2000 in cash.
He was later charged with large commercial drug supply.
Police will allege Ghanem supplied the ice to the Queensland man at a hotel in Greenacre earlier on Monday.
On Tuesday Ghanem did not apply for bail at Bankstown Local Court and bail was formally refused. He will appear via audio-visual link at Burwood Local Court on February 7.
The arrests follow the establishment of a joint investigation by the NSW Police MEOCS and Queensland Police Service’s Major and Organised Crime Squad into the cross-border supply of ice.
As part of the investigation search warrants were also executed at a Queensland home and an automotive repair business on Monday, by Major and Organised Crime Squad investigators.
During the search investigators seized 285 grams of ice and documentation and two people were arrested.
MEOCS commander, Detective Superintendent Peter McErlain, said collaboration between law enforcement investigations was key to targeting organised crime.
“NSW Police Force has strong relationships with our law enforcement partners both here in and abroad, which allows us to track criminal networks across borders,” he said.
“By sharing information and working together, we can better understand how illicit businesses are connected, and ensure we intercept their illegal trades and cut deep into their profits.”