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Luxury car believed to be a part of $17m drug bust discovered burnt out west of Nowra

It’s now not a totally dignified stop.

A luxurious car, believed to be a Maserati, lies the wrong way up, burnt out in bush west of Tomerong.

It is assumed to be one of the cars at the center of the $17m cryptocurrency drug bust at Callala simply over a week ago.

State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad hooked up Strike Force Royden in April final yr to investigate crook networks concerned inside the delivery of illicit drugs in NSW.

Three humans Cody Ronald Ward, 25, of Callala Beach, Shanese Koullias, 24, of Callala Bay and Patricia Koullias, 20, of Quakers Hill had been arrested and charged with a selection of offenses such as offering prohibited drugs being a part of a criminal institution and knowingly cope with proceeds of crime. Ward turned into also charged with knowingly direct sports of a crook group.

After executing a number of search warrants investigators additionally seized 3 cars, a Lexus, a Mercedes-Benz, and a Ford Falcon.

At the time police said inquiries into the possession of a fourth car – a Maserati – had been continuing.

It is known that vehicle was taken from the Callala Beach property sometime over the weekend of February 16-17 and found alight down a bush track off Blackbutt Range Road within the Parma Creek Nature Reserve bordered with the aid of the Princes Highway, Turpentine and Braidwood roads.
Shoalhaven RFS district manager Superintendent Mark Williams stated crews from Tomerong, Falls Creek, West Nowra, Culburra Beach, Greenwell Point, and Cambewarra had been known as to the location around 8.44am on February 17.

“We acquired reviews thru a triple zero name of smoke within the region and crews discovered a luxury car on fire, which had spread to nearby bushland,” he stated.

Crews quickly extinguished a 2 hundred meter x six hundred meter phase of a bush which became alight.

“Our major trouble become no longer the fireplace escaping, it changed into the want of water,” Supt Williams stated.

“The hearth changed into a very remote area and we wished a massive supply of water to ensure it turned into completely blacked out.”

Supt Williams stated it changed into feasible the automobile might have been alight for some time before crews arrived.

“We may want to see it turned into a luxurious automobile, which became later showed as a Maserati,” he said.

“Police were notified of the discovery.”

On Ward’s Facebook and Instagram accounts he proudly shows off a number of his “toys” which include a Mercedes-Benz and a black Maserati, a 2006 Gransport 4.2L v8, which he raced.

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