Two men have been arrested and charged over an alleged criminal syndicate operating within the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre.
In December 2019, detectives from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command established Strike Force Leahy to investigate the activities of a criminal syndicate believed to be operating from within the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre.
Following inquiries by Strike Force Leahy detectives, an 18-year-old man was arrested at Sutherland Police Station on Monday.
He has been charged with obtain property by deception, attempt to obtain property by deception, dispose of property believed to be stolen, and participating in a criminal group.
The man, from Blacktown, was refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local court on Tuesday.
A 34-year-old man was arrested on Monday at Bowral Police Station and charged with dispose of property believed to be stolen, and participating in a criminal group, and drive whilst disqualified.
The man, from Moss Vale, was refused bail to appear at Goulburn Local Court on Tuesday.
Police allege the men were involved in the purchase of motor vehicles using fraudulently-obtained credit cards.
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Four men - aged 20, 34, 49 and 27 - remain before the courts after being arrested in the centre and charged last Friday, January 10.
Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Leahy detectives is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.