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Two men face multiple drugs and firerarms charges after a raid by police on at property in the Tweed Valley on Monday afternoon.

At 4.15pm on Monday, officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command executed a search warrant on a property at Pottsville Road, Sleepy Hollow.

At one of the two houses on the property, police allege they seized two unregistered firearms, a rifle, a shotgun and cannabis with an estimated street value of $3,800.

A 39-year-old man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads police station where he was charged with two counts of possessing unregistered firearm, and possessing a prohibited drug.

The second house was searched and police allege that they seized cash and prohibited drugs with an estimated potential street value of $83,000 including cocaine, one kilogram of cannabis and 448 tablets of ecstasy.

A 61-year-old man was arrested at the house and charged with three counts of supplying a prohibited drug, three counts of possessing a prohibited drug and possessing tainted property.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court.


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