NSW Police claimed an ecstasy bust last night in Sydney’s west, netting 2000 pills, was destined for Mardi Gras.

Around 10pm Wednesday, officers from the Surry Hills Region Enforcement Squad carried out the bust near a fast food restaurant at Penrith.

The raid followed a five month investigation into Metropolitan drug operations. Officers also raided two homes in Wentworthville.

Two men aged, 22 and 19 were arrested, and appeared before Parramatta Local Court today.

Assistant Commissioner Cath Burn said this was an example of how NSW Police were stepping the flow of illegal drugs, from the manufacturing level down to the supply.

This sends a clear message to the public that police are not going to tolerate the manufacture and sale of illicit drugs, she said in a statement today.

Far too often MDMA or ecstasy is portrayed as a -˜party’ or -˜recreational’ drug -” That simply isn’t the case.

These drugs are manufactured in dangerous, disgusting environments from potential deadly ingredients and ecstasy use can have disastrous effects.

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