A Sydney venue was shut down last night after police allegedly found evidence of drug supply during a raid.
According to a NSW Police press release, they began an operation targeting drug supply in Kings Cross in September and allegedly identified a number of drug supply and license breaches at venues on Bayswater Road in Potts Point.
Last night, they closed one venue removing all punters from the club immediately.
A 21 year-old man was found to be in possession of 60 MDMA capsules. Police further searched the mans home and charged him with 22 drug offences including possession and supply on an ongoing basis.
The venue will now be closed for 72 hours. Police have noted that the operation is still ongoing.
Reports on social media suggest that the venue in question was Candys Apartment in Potts Point, however, the venue is yet to comment.
Last year police forced the closure of Sydney’s Imperial Hotel after police allegedly found staff using drugs and a number of license breaches. The venue was originally closed for 72 hours with the tenants at the time Spice Group International later vacating the site completely.
UPDATE 18/12/16 8.30pm: As Fairfax report, Candys Apartment owner Charlie Mancuso has spoken out about the closure saying, “the police have to show they are doing something other wise they are going to lose their jobs.”
He further called said that the police disregarded “all the innocent people” and that people should, “fight for your rights, show your displeasure”.
Speaking to Channel 7, he said that the police raid was “horrendous” and that it looked like a “warzone”.
He also had some words for NSW Premier Mike Baird saying, “Mr. Baird’s gotta smarten up and get a reality check.”