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Police associated with Strike Force Badim have arrested another man and woman and seized property in connection with their ongoing investigations into the supply of speed and ice in the northern rivers.

At 9.30am on Friday (December 19) a 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman from Indooroopilly, Queensland, handed themselves in at Lismore Police Station.

Friday’s arrests bring the total number under Strike Force Badim to nine.

The 20-year-old man was charged with supplying prohibited drugs and was refused bail to appear before Lismore Local Court on Tuesday January 6.

The 19-year-old woman was charged with supplying prohibited drugs and was given conditional bail to appear before Lismore Local Court on Tuesday February 17.

Richmond Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay, said ‘Last week, I said my officers and I were committed to shutting down the illegal activities of organised crime gangs operating in the region and those involved in running these illegal activities should hand themselves in.

‘I’m glad to see the crime gangs are listening,’ Detective Inspector Lindsay said.

The arrests followed a major swoop on Tuesday when police raided 10 properties in the region and charged six alleged OMCG members and associates.

Police allege a significant amount of ‘tainted property’ was seized during the raids, including five motor vehicles and five Harley Davidson motorbikes.

They estimate the total value in the assets seized at approximately $213,000 and the potential street value of the drugs at more than $400,000.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.

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