Two men were charged and 1,350 boxes of baby formula were confiscated in relation with the alleged syndicate shoplifting baby formula in NSW for sale abroad.
A 53-year-old man was arrested in a shopping centre car park in Auburn on Thursday morning, and police later confiscated 350 baby formula tins, 42 bottles of vitamins, and 47 menthol rub tubes from his home in Greystan. The police suspect the objects have been stolen.
The raid on the Homebush storage facility later on Thursday reportedly revealed an additional 1000 baby formula tins, 1,000 bottles of vitamins, 300 pawpaw cream tubs and 100 electric toothbrushes. A 40-year-old man was arrested in the facility.
Auburn detectives have seized 1350 tins of baby formula and charged two men as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged theft of baby formula across Sydney.https://t.co/82KYZuuMAF pic.twitter.com/le9a8XReWu
— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) October 22, 2020
Objects confiscated in the house and storage facility are estimated at around $100,000, the police say.
Clothing was also seized from an apartment in Auburn.
The older man allegedly encouraged the stealing of the baby formula and other products, while the younger man allegedly collected and exported the goods for sale.
Both men were convicted and bailed out to appear before the Burwood Local Court on 12 November.