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Two men faced Lismore Local Court on Saturday charged in relation to an alleged drug-ring operating.

Richmond Local Area Command’s drug unit formed Operation Eldorado in March this year to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine in the Ballina area.

On Friday, officers arrested a 32-year-old Ballina man and a 35-year-old Byron Bay man and subsequently raided houses in Ballina, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby.

During the raids, police say they seized cash, capsules believed to be ecstasy, cannabis, drug paraphernalia and mobile phones.

The 32-year-old man was taken to Ballina Police Station where he was charged with ongoing supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug and supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug.

The 35-year-old man was taken to Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged with supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug.

Both men were refused bail.


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