Neighbors describe the stark reality of living in a notorious apartment block in southwest Sydney, where five people were arrested in a massive police operation. became clear.
Early Monday morning, dozens of heavily armed New South Wales police officers descended on a blond brick apartment in public housing on Charles Street in Liverpool.
At around 2:15 a.m., a woman was arrested after exiting the building, and two more women and two men were detained. There are no reports of injuries.
Outside the complex later in the morning, a resident described a noisy party being held in a unit located near a common area littered with discarded trolleys and dumped trash.
A resident noted that the complex has a bloody past, with a man in his 20s shot in the complex’s driveway late last year.
One neighbor said the blonde brick unit was a nice place to live until it was converted to public housing a few years ago.
One neighbor claimed, “There are a lot of people on these blocks doing drugs and selling drugs.”
On Monday, large red chemical drums and piles of clothing were seen strewn along the balcony of a dilapidated unit.
Heavily armed tactical police arrived in Liverpool’s Charles Street early Monday morning after residents reported hearing gunshots.
A man and a woman moved into the apartment a few months ago, said Jin Xing, who lives next door to the unit whose house was raided on Monday.
Since then, the constant blaring of music has made it difficult for Shin to sleep.
“There were a lot of parties, 20 people constantly coming and going,” Singh said.
“Once I knocked on the door to complain, they became aggressive. The police were always there, knocking on their door.
A woman who lives on a nearby block said her neighbor heard loud noises early in the morning.
She said the unit was a nice place to live until it was converted to public housing a few years ago.
“There are a lot of people on these blocks dealing and selling drugs,” said the woman.
“People on my block go to buy drugs, so I know there are people selling drugs on that block.
“I see cars pulling up and handing over drugs and money.
Another resident, who requested anonymity, said two apartments in the apartment complex were notorious for being linked to ice and heroin use.
The Daily Mail Australia does not imply that all residents use or sell drugs, just that neighbors believe illegal activity is taking place in the building.
The unit block has been cordoned off from the public, and professional officers and police negotiators have also been dispatched to the scene.Police are being photographed at the complex Monday morning
A man and a woman walked into a police raid on a Monday morning a few months ago, said Jin Xing, who lives next door.The photo is Mr. Shin
Detectives were spotted searching the driveway for a white truck Monday morning.
A photo of a police officer putting an evidence sticker on the door of a truck near his apartment on Monday
Police are shown talking to residents of the same Liverpool unit block after a man was shot in his driveway in October 2022.
Mr Singh said there was a shooting in his driveway just six months ago.
“The man was shot in the leg, bleeding and hit the building and fell to the ground,” he said.
A man in his 20s was shot at around 6:20 am on 12 October and taken to Liverpool Hospital.
Daily Mail Australia has not suggested that the October 2022 shooting is linked to current police operations.
The unit block has been cordoned off from the public, and professional officers and police negotiators have also been dispatched to the scene.
The five people in custody were taken to Liverpool Police Station, where police vehicles were seen leaving the street at around 5:40 am.
New South Wales Police said the crime scene warrant will be served criminally to continue the investigation.
Detectives were seen searching a white truck parked in the driveway Monday morning.
The vehicle was marked with a “Forensic Evidence” sticker before being towed from the scene.
Anyone with information should contact Liverpool Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Detectives carried brown paper evidence bags from the building after five people were arrested on the premises.
A white truck was then towed from the scene for further investigation.