Police arrest Nader Rida in Haymarket after a two-month investigation. Photo: NSW PoliceChauffeur Nader Rida allegedly drove around in his shiny black Mercedes hire car selling cocaine on the streets of Haymarket.
Police arrested Mr Rida on December 15, when he was allegedly caught selling two grams of the drug in a car park in Sydney’s CBD, and charged him with several drug supply offences.
The 41-year-old on Wednesday faced Downing Centre Local Court, where police documents described him as a family man, with a full-time job and “minimal” criminal history.
Mr Rida, from Turrella, in Sydney’s south, was this week charged with three new supply offences, as well as a stolen property charge relating to $340 cash found in his car, the court heard.
Police bail documents before the court showed that, although Mr Rida is married, employed and from a good background, investigators are concerned about his links to sophisticated drug rings.
“The offences are serious in nature and involved premeditated and organised criminal activity,” the documents said.
“The accused has some criminal associations and the nature of these offences suggest he has links to organised drug supply syndicates.
“The prosecution case is extremely strong with drugs seized [and] corroboration from police witnesses.”
Mr Rida now faces a total of nine charges, including possessing the steroid testosterone enanthate.
Police said Strike Force Dogal had been investigating Mr Rida’s activities for two months before the arrest.
Mr Rida remains on bail on the condition that he reports to police every day.
He will appear in court again on March 10.
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