Men face court after nation's biggest pill-production bust

TWO alleged key-players in a major drug supply network with links to the biggest pill-production bust in Australian history, have fronted a Coffs Harbour court.

John Charles Dodd and Stephen Christopher Geerin were arrested earlier this year after an investigation led by Strike Force Merry allegedly uncovered a drug supply chain between Sydney and the Mid North Coast.

The raids were linked to an investigation by Operation Polaris, a Sydney sting targeting organised criminal activity at NSW sea cargo terminals.

A week after the Coffs Harbour pair were arrested along with Tucabia man Miguel Corbacho, Polaris detectives discovered a record amount of PMMA oil in a Sydney shed.

Had the oil been used, it would have created about 480,000 ecstasy like pills with a street value of $18million.

A Sutherland man is currently before the courts charged over the PMMA bust.

Dodd and Geerin are charged with supplying a commercial quantity of drugs and knowing dealing with proceeds of crime.

The case was mentioned briefly in the Coffs Local Court late Tuesday and will return to court on May 13.


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